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Rachelle E Beattie, PhD

Dr. Rachelle Beattie is a Research Microbiologist at the Columbia Environmental Research Center.

Dr. Beattie researches the impact of environmental contaminants on microbial communities in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Using a variety of traditional microbiological and advanced molecular approaches, she investigates the ways in which environmental contamination alters microbial community composition and function, which can have lasting impacts on biogeochemical cycles.