Steven Hallam
Steven Hallam
Professor; Leopold Leadership Fellow
Research Faculty
Office Tel
Office Location
2553/2554 - 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Life Sciences Centre
Lab Name
Hallam Lab
Lab Tel
Lab Location
2520 - 2350 Health Sciences Mall, Life Sciences Centre
Associated Departments
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Group
Microbial Ecology, Diversity, and Geochemistry
Research Interests

Beyond the limits of our senses exists an incredibly diverse microbial world. This microcosmos [pdf] extends into virtually every imaginable habitat, thrives under powerful extremes, and helps create and sustain the ecological and biogeochemical conditions for life on Earth. Just as cellular complexity arises through networks of genes, proteins, and metabolites interacting across multiple hierarchical levels, so ecological and biogeochemical phenotypes arise from interactions between microbial community members. In the Hallam Lab, we work at the interface of microbial ecology, biological engineering, and bioinformatics to explore the microcosmos, determining microbial community structure and function across a wide range of natural and engineered environments with an eye toward converting basic science insights into biotechnology innovations.