Heather Fullerton

Assistant Professor

Address: RITA 208
Phone: 843.953.7363
E-mail: fullertonhe@cofc.edu
Blog: https://blogs.cofc.edu/fullertonlab/


Ph.D. - Cornell University

B.S. - University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Microbial metabolic diversity and ecology at hydrothermal vents
  • Microbial metagenomics
  • Biogeochemistry and microbial mediated nutrient cycling
  • Microbial mediated bioremediation


K. Hager, H. Fullerton and C. L. Moyer. Bacterial diversity of lithotrophically driven microbial mats from hydrothermal vents along the Mariana Arc and back-arc. 2017. Accepted, Frontiers in Microbiology

Fullerton, H. K. Hager, S. M. McAllister and C. L. Moyer. Hidden diversity revealed by genome-resolved metagenomics of iron-oxidizing microbial mats from Lō'ihi Seamount, Hawai,i. ISME Journal. 11(8), 2017: 1900-1914.

Fullerton, H., C. L. Moyer. Comparative Single-Cell Genomics of Chloroflexi from deep-sea sediments of the Okinawa Trough Biosphere. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 82.10, 2016: 3000-3008.

Fullerton H., K. Hager, C. L. Moyer. Draft Genome Sequence of Mariprofundus ferrooxydans Strain JV-1, Isolated from Lō'ihi Seamount, Hawai'i. 2015, 3(5).

Jesser, K.J., H. Fullerton, K. Hager, C.L. Moyer. QPCR Analysis of Functional Genes in Iron-Rich Microbial Mats at an Active Hydrothermal Vent System Loihi Seamount, Hawaii. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2015 81(9), 2976-2984.

Price, M., H. Fullerton, C. L. Moyer. Biogeography and Evolution of Thermococcus Isolates from Hydrothermal Vent Systems of the Pacific. Frontiers in Microbiology 2015, 6.

Fullerton, H., D. Freedman, L. Lehmicke and S.H. Zinder. Isolation of an aerobic vinyl chloride oxidizer from anaerobic groundwater. Biodegradation 2014 25(6), 893 901

Fullerton, H., M. Crawford, A. Bakenne, D.L. Freedman and S.H. Zinder. Anaerobic Oxidation of Ethene Coupled to Sulfate Reduction in Enrichment Cultures. Environmental Science & Technology 2013 47 (21), 12374-12381