Anirban Chakraborty

Postdoctoral Fellow

Geomicrobiology Group

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Office : EEEL509


Anirban is a Research Associate in the Geomicrobiology Group. His research interests include microbiology of marine and continental deep biosphere. He currently is involved in a number of projects investigating the biogeography and dispersal of marine subsurface microbes associated with geofluid flow in deep ocean hydrocarbon seeps as well as microbial ecology of extremophiles within hydraulically fractured deep shale reservoirs. Anirban received his PhD in Environmental Science in 2012 from Indiana University Bloomington where he studied the biogeochemistry and microbial physiology of nitrate-dependent iron oxidation by freshwater bacteria.


  • Chakraborty, A. Ellefson E, Li C, Gittins D, Brooks JM, Bernard BB, Hubert CRJ (2018) Thermophilic endospores associated with migrated thermogenic hydrocarbons in deep Gulf of Mexico marine sediments. ISME J 12, 1895–1906; doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0108-y

  • Chakraborty, A., C. K. DasGupta, and P. Bhadury. (2014). Application of molecular techniques for the assessment of microbial communities in contaminated sites. Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation (Ed Das S), Elsevier pp. 85-113

  • Chakraborty, A. and F. Picardal. (2013). Induction of nitrate-dependent, Fe(II) oxidation by Fe(II) in Dechloromonas sp. UWNR4 and Acidovorax sp. 2AN. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:748-752

  • Chakraborty, A., E. E. Roden, J. Schieber, and F. Picardal. (2011). Enhanced growth of Acidovorax sp. strain 2AN during nitrate-dependent, Fe(II) oxidation in batch and continuous-flow systems.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77:8548-8556

  • Picardal, F.W., Z. Zaybak, A. Chakraborty, J. Schieber, and U. Szewzyk. (2011). Microaerophilic, Fe(II)-dependent growth and Fe(II) oxidation by a Dechlorospirillum species. FEMS Microbiology Letters 319: 51-57