Sandra Buerger

Sandra BuergerLecturer of Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Education:

BA Archaeology, Boston University
PhD Biology, Northeastern University

Teaching interests: Science, Biology, Microbiology, Evolution, and Ecology

Research interests: Communication and survival strategies in environmental microbial communities, dormancy in medically relevant microbes, and trends in bacterial infections

Selected publications:

Articles
Buerger, S., Spoering, A., Gavrish, E., Leslin, C., Ling, L., Epstein, SS. (2012). “Microbial scout hypothesis, stochastic exit from dormancy, and the nature of slow growers,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78:9.

Buerger, S., Spoering, A., Gavrish, E., Leslin, C., Ling, L., Epstein, SS. (2012). “Microbial scout hypothesis and microbial discovery,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78:9.

Presentations
Buerger, S., Nichols, D., Lewis, K., Epstein, SS. (2006). Marine Microbial Consortia as model systems to study the great plate count anomaly. ISME 2006: Vienna, Austria (poster presentation).

Buerger, S., Hong, S., Lucey, K., Epstein, SS. (2008). Single-cell approach to microbial cultivation reveals an unusual growth strategy. ISME 2008: Cairns, Australia (poster presentation).

Buerger, S., Crawford, J., Gavrish, E., Clardy, J., Epstein, SS. (2010). Microbial survival strategy may include stochastic exit from dormancy. ASM 2010: San Diego, CA and BBM 2010: Boston, MA (poster presentation).

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Research Assistantship, Northeastern University, 2006-2010.

ISME Travel Awards, 2008.

Teaching Assistantship, Northeastern University, 2005-2006, 2007.