Martin Polz

Principal Investigator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 15 Vassar Street, Bldg. 48-417 Cambridge, Massachusetts USA (617) 253-7128 (ph) (617) 258-8850 (fax)

 

Education

Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Ph.D  1997
Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology A.M.  1995
University of Vienna, Zoology  Mag.Rer.Nat;  1991

Professional

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT   2009-present
Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT  2004-2009
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT 1998-2004
Consultant, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory  1997
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University  1997
Graduate Research Assistant, Harvard University  1991-1997

Research Interests

Molecular microbial ecology
Environmental genomics
Ecology of symbionts and pathogens

Awards and Fellowships

Eli Lilly and Company Elanco Research Award, 2013
Fellow, American Academy for Microbiology, elected 2012
Gilbert Winslow Career Development Chair, 2003-2004
Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization, 2000-2002
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies,
Outstanding young investigator in residence, University of British Columbia, 2000
Gilbert Winslow  Career Development Chair, 1999-2001
ASM Sustaining Member Student Travel Grant, 1997
Anna Vaughn Foundation Fellowship, 1994-1996
OEB Fellowship for field research, 1993
BKU Fellowship, 1990

Teaching at MIT

1.016     Introduction to Environmental Engineering
1.107     Environmental Chemistry and Biology Laboratory
1.080     Environmental Chemistry and Biology, lecture class
1.083     Environmental Health Engineering and Biology
1.89       Environmental Microbiology
1.82       Problems in Aquatic Biology and Chemistry
1.962     Topics in Bioremediation
1.86/7.492/20.445 Methods and Problems in Microbiology
1.87/7.493/20.2011     Microbial Genetics and Evolution