Babu Fathepure, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Hamilton, D.W., B.Z. Fathepure, J. Lalman, C.H. Fulhage, and W. Clarkson (2002). Treatment Lagoons for Animal Agriculture. Monogram. National Center for Manure and Animal Waste Management.

He, J. Y. Sung, M. E. Dollhopf, B. Z. Fathepure, J. M. Tiedje, and F. E. Löffler (2002). Acetate versus hydrogen as direct electron donors to stimulate the microbial reductive dechlorination process at chloroethene-contaminated sites. Environ. Sci. Technol. 36: 2002.

Lendvay, J.M., F. E. Löffler, M. Dollhopf, M. R. Aiello, G. Daniels, B. Z. Fathepure, M. Gebhard, R. Heine, J. Shi, R., Krajmalnik-Brown, C. L. Major, jr., M. J. Barcelona, E. Petrovskis, R. Hickey, J. M. Tiedje and P. Adriaens (2003). Bioreactive barriers: bioaugmentation and biostimulation for chlorinated solvent remediation. Environ. Sci. Technology: 37: 1422-1431.

Singh, H., F.E. Loffler, and B.Z. Fathepure. (2004). Aerobic biodegradation of vinyl chloride by a highly enriched mixed culture. Biodegradation. 15: 197-204

Nicholson, C.A. and B.Z. Fathepure (2004). Biodegradation of benzene by halophilic and halotolerant bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 1222-1225

Nicholson, C.A. and B.Z. Fathepure (2005). Aerobic Biodegradation of Benzene and Toluene Under Hypersaline Conditions at the Great Salt Plains, Oklahoma. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 245:257-262

B.Z. Fathepure., V. K. Elango, H. Singh, and M. A. Bruner (2005). Bioaugmentation Potential of a Vinyl Chloride-Assimilating Mycobacterium sp., Isolated from a Chloroethene-Contaminated Aquifer. FEMS Microbiol. Letters. 248: 227-234.

Elango, V K., A.S. Liggenstoffer, and B.Z. Fathepure (2006). Biodegradation of Vinyl Chloride and cis-Dichloroethene by a Ralstonia sp. strain TRW-1 Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. (In Press)=

Ball, P.N., W.E. Holben, B.Z. Fathepure, and D.W. Hamilton and (2006). Microbial community structure analysis validates an engineered bioreactor analog of a swine waste lagoon facility. J. Appl. Microbiol (Submitted).

Nicholson, C.A. and B.Z. Fathepure (2006). Isolation and characterization of novel halophile, Arhodomonas sp. that degrades benzene as the sole carbon and energy source. Arch. Microbiol. (Submitted).