Prof Mitchell is the leading expert on small scale microbial processes with publications in Nature, Science and PNAS. He has given invited talks at the Masschusetts Institute of Technology, at Cambridge University and at the Gordon Research Conference on marine microbiology. He has collaborated with the University of Tokyo, MIT and the University of Chicago. His research group consists of 20+ people, including post doctoral fellows and scientific staff from all over the world. Research in his group focuses on the influences of nanometer to micrometer scale processes on microbial ecosystems. Research outcomes have been used in nanotechnology, including microfluidics and nanofabrication. As part of this research they investigate environmental viruses (>10^8/ml) and metagenomics.
Ph.D. Oceanography, 1988, State University of New York, Stony Brook
M.S. Marine Sciences, 1982, University of California, Santa Cruz
B.A. Biology, 1980, University of California, Santa Cruz
Editorial Board, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2000-present
National Science Foundation Nanogeosciences panel member 2001
Australian Acad. Sci. /Japan Soc. Promotion of Sci. Fellowship, 2000-2001
Visiting Assoc. Prof., Earth & Ocean Sci., University of British Columbia, 1997
NASA Planetary Biology Internship, 1987
U.S. Sea Grant Scholar, 1986
Jesse Smith-Noyes Graduate Fellowship, 1983-1984
University of California President's Undergraduate Fellowship, 1979-1980
U.S. National Institutes of Health Research Commendation, 1977
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