Matthew B. Sullivan, Ph.D. – Principal Investigator

Department of Microbiology & Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering
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496 W 12th Ave
Riffe Building 947
Columbus, OH 43210

Office: R914
Lab: R939/947

Lab Telephone: (614) 247-1616
Email: sullivan.948@osu.edu

Appointments

• Associate Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2016-present

• Assistant Professor, Departments of Microbiology & Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2015-2016
• Associate Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2014-2015
• Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, 2008-2014
• Joint appointments: Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology and the BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona, 2009-present
• Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004-2007
• Predoctoral trainee, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998-2003
• Predoctoral trainee, Portaferry Marine Laboratory, Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., 1997-1998
• Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, 1996
• NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellow, Horn Point Environmental Laboratories, University of Maryland, 1994

Education

• Postdoctoral fellow, MIT, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004-7
• Ph.D., Biology, MIT/WHOI: Joint Program in Biological Oceanography, 2004
• M.Phil., Biology, Queens University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, U.K., 1998
• B.S., Marine Science, Long Island University, Southampton College, NY, 1997

Honors and Awards

• Fulbright Scholar, 1998
• Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Investigator Award, 2012
• Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow, 2013
• Beckman Scholar’s Undergraduate Researcher Mentor, 2014
• Editorial Board, Environmental Microbiology (John Wiley & Sons publishing group, IF=6.24), 2014
• Senior Editorial Board, The ISME Journal (Nature publishing group, IF=9.27), 2015

Research

Dr. Sullivan’s research aims to elucidate the mechanisms of phage and host genome evolution, as well as explore the roles of ocean viruses in global biogeochemical cycling.

Microbiology department profile