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Christopher Schadt

  • Ph.D.
  • Senior Staff Scientist
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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Research interests

Soil Biogeochemistry and Envrironmental Remediation.Carbon Cycle ScienceEnvironmental Microbiology


Staff Scientist for Molecular Microbial Ecology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Environmental microbiologist with expertise in the influence of microorganisms (including bacteria and fungi) on biogeochemical cycles in soils and sediments, as well as the development of molecular methodologies to track these activities. Received his Ph.D in 2002 under the direction of Prof. Steven Schmidt at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Postdoctoral training was at ORNL under Dr. Jizhong Zhou. Holds a Joint Appointment as Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee in the Department of Microbiology.

Co-authors (383)

Publications (5)

  • Molybdenum-based diazotrophy in a Sphagnum peatland in northern Minnesota

    • Warren M
    • Lin X
    • Gaby J
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  • A carotenoid-deficient mutant in Pantoea sp. YR343, a bacteria isolated from the Rhizosphere of Populus deltoides, is defective in root colonization

    • Bible A
    • Fletcher S
    • Pelletier D
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  • Diversity of Pseudomonas genomes, including populus-associated isolates, as revealed by comparative genome analysis

    • Jun S
    • Wassenaar T
    • Nookaew I
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  • Stability of peatland carbon to rising temperatures

    • Wilson R
    • Hopple A
    • Tfaily M
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  • Metabolic functions of Pseudomonas fluorescens strains from Populus deltoides depend on rhizosphere or endosphere isolation compartment

    • Timm C
    • Campbell A
    • Utturkar S
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Professional experience

Senior Staff Scientist

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

January 2012 - Present

Associate Professor (Joint Appointment)

University of Tennessee

June 2011 - Present

Staff Scientist

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

January 2007 - January 2012(5 years)

Adjunct Professor

University of Tennessee

January 2007 - June 2010(3 years)

Associate Staff Scientist

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

January 2005 - December 2006(2 years)

Postdoctoral Associate

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

March 2003 - December 2004(2 years)

Postdoctoral Associate

University of Colorado

May 2002 - February 2003(9 months)

Education history

Ph. D.

University of Colorado

September 1996 - May 2002(6 years)


University of Washington

September 1991 - March 1996(5 years)