Dale A. Pelletier is a Senior Staff Scientist in the Biosciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Maine at Orono in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Iowa in 2000 for his work on molecular mechanisms of anaerobic benzoate metabolism. He continued his work on anaerobic aromatic metabolism during post-doctoral work at Stanford University in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He is a faculty member in the Genome Science and Technology graduate program at the University of Tennessee. His research interests include microbial isolation and physiological characterization of microbes from root tissues of Populus trees with the goal of utilizing model microbial communities in the laboratory to understand microbial mechanisms of plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions and influence on microbial community structure and host phenotypes.
2015 DOE JGI-CSP Review panel
2010 DOE Microbial Communities Carbon Cycle review panel
2008 Biosciences Division Excellence in Science by Early Career Staff Award
2001 Teaching Assistant, Microbial Diversity Summer Course, MBL, Woods Hole, MA.
2000 NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Microbial Biology, Stanford University
1997 DuPont Central Research and Development, Wilmington, DE
1994 Predoctoral Fellowship, Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, University of Iowa.