Team Member Information

Dr. Barbara MacGregor

Dr. Barbara MacGregorPrincipal Investigator
University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill


Dr. MacGregor is a molecular ecologist and an expert in stable carbon isotopic characterization of extracted environmental nucleic acids. She uses this approach to identify carbon sources of uncultured microbial populations, and the trophic structure of complex microbial communities in hydrocarbon seep sediments (e.g. Guaymas Basin and Gulf of Mexico) and in oil-contaminated sediments of the Gulf of Mexico.

Research Themes

Microbial Community Dynamics



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