Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

REU Mentor Profile
Cynthia Gilmour, Ph.D.

Location: 
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Research Topics: 
Environmental Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Research Interests: 

Microbial ecology of estuarine, lacustrine and wetland systems; response to stressors. Trace metal biogeochemistry, particularly mercury: mechanisms and control of microbial mercury methylation from the cellular to ecosystem level. Sulfate-reducing bacteria and sulfur biogeochemistry.