Dr. Fred Zalatan
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Dr. Zalatan joined the faculty in 2003. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Rochester, and did his undergraduate work at Hamilton College. He teaches courses in Microbiology and Molecular Biology. His research interests include the study of genes and proteins involved in fatty acid uptake in bacteria, field studies involving environmental DNA sequencing to characterize bacteria in aquatic communities, and collaborative projects with the Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Department to study bioremediation performed by bacteria. His current sabbatical project at the Wadsworth Center in Albany is characterizing transposable elements (jumping genes) in yeast.