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Amanda Achberger
Amanda Achberger
(979) 845-5105
Eller O&M 716D

Department of Oceanography

Texas A&M University

Eller O&M Bldg

College Station, TX 77843-3146


Ph.D. Microbiology, Louisiana State University, 2016

B.S. Microbiology, Louisiana State University, 2010

Amanda Achberger

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Interests

Microbial Ecology

Molecular Biology

Selected Publications

Achberger AM, Michaud AM, Vick-Majors TJ, Christner BC, Skidmore ML, Priscu JC, Tranter, M. In R. Margesin (ed), Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology 2nd ed (in press).

Vick-Majors TJ, Mitchell A, Achberger AM, Christner BC, Dore JE, Michaud AB, Mikucki JA, Purcell AM, Skidmore ML, Priscu JC (2016) Physiological Ecology of Microorganisms in Subglacial Lake Whillans.  Front Microbiol 7:1705 (DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01705).

Achberger AM, Christner BC, Michaud AB, Priscu JC, Skidmore ML, Vick-Majors TJ (2016) Microbial Community Structure of Subglacial Lake Whillans, West Antarctica. Front Microbiol 7:1457 (DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01457).

Mikucki JA, Lee PA, Ghosh D, Purcell AM, Mitchell AC, Mankoff KD, Fisher AT, Tulaczyk S, Carter S, Siegfried MR, Fricker HA, Hodson T, Coenen J, Powell R, Scherer R, Vick-Majors, TJ, Achberger AM, Christner BC, Tranter M (2016). Subglacial Lake Whillans Microbial biogeochemisty: a synthesis of current knowledge. Philos Trans R Soc Lond 374: 20140290 (DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2014.0290).

Vick-Majors TJ, Achberger AM, Santibáñez P, Dore JE, Hodson T, Michaud AB, Christner BC, Mikucki J, Skidmore ML, Powell R, Adkins WP, Barbante C, Mitchell A, Schere R, Priscu JP (2015). Biogeochemisty and microbial diversity in the marine cavity beneath the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Limnol Oceanogr 61:572-586 (DOI: 10.1002/lin.10234).

Christner BC, Priscu JC, Achberger AM, Barbante C, Carter SP, Christianson K, Michuad AB, Mikucki JA, Mitchell AC, Skidmore ML, Vick-Majors, TJ (2014). A microbial ecosystem beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Nature 512:310-313 (DOI: 10.1038/nature13667).

Purcell AM, Mikucki JA, Achberger AM, Alekhina IA, Barbante C, Christner BC, Ghosh D. Michaud AB, Mitchell AC, Priscu JC, Sherer R, Skidmore ML, Vick-Majors, TJ (2014). Microbial sulfur transformations in sediment from Subglacial Lake Whillans. Front Microbiol 5:594 (DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00594).

Dieser M, Broemsen ELJE, Cameron KA, King GM, Achberger AM, Choquette K, Hagedorn B, Sletten R, Junge K, Christner BC (2014). Molecular and biogeochemical evidence for methane cycling beneath the western margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet. ISME J 8:2305-2316 (DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2014.59).

Priscu JC, Achberger AM, Cahoon JE, Christner BC, Edwards RL, Jones WL, Michuad AB, Siegfried MR, Skidmore ML, Spigel RH, Switzer GW, Tulaczyk S, Vick-Majors TJ (2013). A microbiologically clear strategy for access to the Whillans Ice Stream subglacial environment. 25:637-647 (DOI: 10.1017/S0954102013000035). 

Achberger AM, Brox TI, Skidmore ML, Christner BC (2011). Expression and partial characterization of an ice-binding protein from a bacterium isolated at a depth of 3,519m in the Vostok ice core, Antarctica Front Microbiol 2:255 (DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2011.00255).

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