Dale A Pelletier

Senior Scientist

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. 

Awards

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.