Costantino Vetriani

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Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
and Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
71 Dudley Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (+1) 848-932-3379

Funded Projects

Memberships in Graduate Programs and Academic Departments

Microbial Biology Graduate Program

Graduate Program in Oceanography

Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Program

Environmental Sciences Graduate Program

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences


Microbial Ecology and Diversity (11:680:491; 16:682:572)

This course introduces the students to the taxonomic, metabolic and ecological diversity of microorganisms on Earth. The course is organized in three sections: 1. Microbial diversity, in which we explore how life on Earth started and how it has evolved; 2. Metabolic diversity, in which we consider the physiological and metabolic versatility of microorganisms; 3. Ecosystem diversity, in which we discuss how microbes live in communities and engage in interactions with each other, with plants and animals, and with their environment.

Byrne Seminar: Exploring the Deep-Sea (11:090:101:10)

This seminar focuses on deep-sea exploration from the origins to the present times, and includes presentations and videos on pioneer underwater explorers, scientific diving, submarine volcanoes and shipwreck discovery. Co-taught by Drs. Vetriani and Lutz.

General Microbiology (11:680:390)

This is an introductory microbiology class co-taught by Drs. Rauschenbach, Zylstra, Zhao and Vetriani both in the Fall and in the Spring semesters, that fulfills the biology, microbiology and biotechnology major requirements, and also pre-med and pre-vet requirements. The course includes a laboratory section.

Education and Outreach

NSF/RIDGE Student Experiments at Sea (SEAS)

NSF Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE)

NSF/DMCS Research Internships in Ocean Sciences (RIOS)

Liberty Science Center's Partners in Science Program