Office: 313 Barnard Hall
Specialty: Microbes in extreme environments 

Professional Preparation

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Center Biofilm Engineering, 2013–2016
  • PhD, Microbiology, Montana State University, 2013

Selected Publications

  • In situ gene expression profiling of the thermoacidophilic alga Cyanidioschyzon in relation to visible and ultraviolet irradiance, D. J. Skorupa, R. W. Castenholz, A. Mazurie, C. Carey, F. Rosenzweig, T. R. McDermott, Environ Microbiol, Special Issue: Ecophysiology of Stress and Extremophile Lifestyles 16(6):1627–1641 (2014).
  • Cyanidiales diversity in Yellowstone National Park, D. J. Skorupa, V. Reeb, R. W. Castenholz, D. Bhattacharya, T. R. McDermott, Lett App Microbiol 57(5):459-466 (2013).


YES! Talks: Prospecting for Plastic-eating Microorganisms in Hot Springs

Dana Skorupa discusses research on thermophiles living in Yellowstone National Park hot springs who might one day help solve the world's plastic problem. Courtesy of NPS.


Additional publications searchable by author via the CBE Publications Database

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