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Jenny Fisher

Assistant Professor - Biology

Marram Hall 304

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Marine Sciences (2007)
    University of Georgia, Athens
    Focus: Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry
    Dissertation: Characterization of novel microbial arsenite oxidation processes in Mono Lake,
    California, USA

  • B.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering (1998)
    Duke University, Durham, NC (cum laude)

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor (2016-present)
    Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN

  • Research Associate (2013-2016)
    School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

  • Postdoctoral Associate (2008-2013)
    Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Division of Earth and Ecosystems Sciences, Desert
    Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV

  • Graduate Research Assistant (2003-2007)
    Marine Sciences Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (2000-2003, 2007)
    Marine Sciences Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

  • Environmental Engineer (1998-2000)
    US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC

  • Laboratory Assistant (1996-1998)
    Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Durham, NC

Honors and Awards

  • National Science Foundation ADVANCE Postdoctoral Seminar Program (2014)
  • American Society of Limnology & Oceanography Early Career Travel Award (2014)
  • University of Georgia Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2005)
  • American Geophysical Union Outstanding Student Paper, Hydrology Division (2004)
  • University of Georgia Graduate School Travel Award (2004)
  • University of Georgia TA Mentor (2002)
  • University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2002)

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