Geo

Michel Geovanni Santiago-Martinez (Geo)

Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Microbiology
Email: geo_santiagom@uconn.edu

Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology and Biochemistry, Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., Microbiology, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Geo (he/him/his) is a microbiologist interested in the ecophysiology of archaea and anaerobic bacteria, and the biochemistry of biomolecules involved in their cellular processes. His research focuses on the regulation mechanisms of cellular processes in methanogenic archaea and how energy status influences their ability to resist environmental stress conditions. Geo's research goal is to understand the function of archaea in biogeochemical cycles and host-associated microbiomes (archaeome). He is also interested in bringing up-to-date knowledge of archaea to the classrooms and outreach activities, as well as promoting more inclusive science through mentoring and service initiatives.