Jennifer F. Biddle

Assistant Professor
College of Earth, Ocean and the Environment

University of Delaware

700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 645-4267
Fax: (302) 645-4007

  • PhD, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 2006
    BS, Biotechnology, Rutgers University, 1999

Research Overview:

Dr. Biddle’s research interests include microbial ecology of benthic microorganisms, particularly those in the subsurface marine environment. Her work has examined everything from the isotopic characterization of subsurface cells to the first subsurface metagenome study, all to discover what microbes are present meters beneath the seafloor and how and why they survive in this extreme environment. Additional research projects include genomics of uncultivated microorganisms and molecular characterization of novel environments. She has written a number of articles that were published in professional journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, PLoS One and Geomicrobiology Journal.