Maureen Coleman


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geophysical Sciences, the Committee on Microbiology, the Committee on Evolutionary Biology


Ph.D. MIT, 2008
A.B. Dartmouth College, 2002

Contact Information

The University of Chicago
5734 S. Ellis Ave
Hinds Geophysical Lab
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 702-8352

Lab website:

Research Summary

My research focuses on microbial ecology, evolution, and genetics. In particular, we are interested in how microbes acquire new metabolic functions and physiological adaptations, and how complex communities of bacteria, archaea, eukaryotes, and viruses interact and co-evolve.

Selected Papers

Research Papers in PubMed