Amy ZimmermanResearch Professional

Research Focus:
Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry
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I am currently a Research Scientist with the Waldbauer Lab. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor of Biology at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago, and before that, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute with Alexandra Worden's molecular microbial ecology group. I received my bachelor's degree in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA and completed my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine under the advisement of Dr. Steve Allison.

Research Interests

Microbial interactions and functional diversity 

Microbial contributions to geochemical cycles 

Aquatic microbial ecology
Selected Publications
Mouginot C., A.E. Zimmerman, J.A. Bonachela, H. Fredricks, S.D. Allison, B.A.S. Van Mooy, A.C. Martiny. Resource allocation by the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus WH8102 in response to different nutrient supply ratios. Limnology and Oceanography 60(5): 1634-1641. 

Worden, A.Z., M.J. Follows, S.J. Giovannoni, S. Wilken, A.E. Zimmerman, and P.J. Keeling. Rethinking the marine carbon cycle: Factoring in the multifarious lifestyles of microbes. Science 347(6223): 1257594. 

Zimmerman, A.E., S.D. Allison, and A.C. Martiny. Phylogenetic constraints on elemental stoichiometry and resource allocation in heterotrophic marine bacteria. Environmental Microbiology 16(5): 1398– 1410. 

Zimmerman, A.E., A.C. Martiny, and S.D. Allison. Microdiversity of extracellular enzyme genes among sequenced prokaryotic genomes. ISME Journal 7(6): 1187-1199.