John D. CoatesWe focus on environmental microbiology, specifically applied microbiology and bioremediation to clean up pollution and research environmentally friendly approaches to technology and oil extraction. The Coates Lab is located in the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology at UC Berkeley, as well as the Energy Biosciences Institute in Berkeley, CA.

Coates' Citations

Microbial Sulfate Reduction

cartoon of microbial sulfate reduction
The production of the toxic and corrosive compound, hydrogen sulfide, by sulfate-reducing microorganisms is costly and dangerous from a public health and environmental perspective.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP), one of many undergraduate research programs available on campus
The Coates Lab is always looking for highly motivated undergraduates.

Research in Environmental Sustainability

Environmental Sustainability requires research with the goal of promoting sustainable systems that support human wellbeing, and are compatible with sustaining natural ecosystems.


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