- AB, Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (summa cum laude)
- PhD, Biophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Dr. Tringe joined the JGI in 2003 as a postdoctoral fellow in Eddy Rubin’s group. During her postdoctoral tenure she developed methods for comparative analysis of metagenome data from complex microbial communities. In 2006 she took a research scientist position providing scientific support for the developing portfolio of collaborator metagenome projects, and in 2010 she became head of the Metagenome Program. Dr. Tringe also heads the Microbial Systems Group, whose work focuses on sequence-based approaches to studying microbial community assembly, function and dynamics. Major foci of these research efforts are the roles of microbial communities in wetland carbon cycling and the interactions of plants with their associated microbiomes. Dr. Tringe also serves as JGI’s Deputy of User Programs.
Awards and Service
2011 Panelist for the DOE Joint Genome Institute-sponsored discussion at the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA “The Future of Fuel”
- Inskeep W et al. The YNP Metagenome Project: Environmental Parameters Responsible for Microbial Distribution in the Yellowstone Geothermal Ecosystem. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2013; 4: 67.
- Lundberg D et al. Defining the core Arabidopsis thaliana root microbiome. Nature, 2012; 488: 86-90.
- van der Lelie D et al. The metagenome of an anaerobic microbial community degrading poplar biomass. PLoS One, 2012; 7: e36740.
- Hess M et al. Metagenomic Discovery of Biomass-Degrading Genes and Genomes from Cow Rumen. Science. 2011; 331: 463-467.
- Tringe SG et al. Comparative Metagenomics of Microbial Communities. Science. 2005; 308: 554-557.