Dr. Andrea M. Rocha

Dr. Andrea M. Rocha earned a B.S. in Biology at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, M.S. in Oceanography from Old Dominion University, and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of South Florida.  Currently, she is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Terry Hazen’s research group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  As part of her Postdoctoral research, Andrea is studying the spatial and temporal dynamics of groundwater microbial communities along various geochemical transects at the Oak Ridge field site. Her general research interests include aquatic microbial ecology, microbial interactions, bioenergy, and bioremediation. In addition to her research, Andrea serves on the ASM Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities (CMIIM) and is passionate about mentoring underrepresented students in science.