In 2021, Dr. Tringe was named Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology (EGSB) Division Director. Having served previously as the JGI Deputy of User Programs, Dr. Tringe continues to serve as head of the JGI Microbial Systems group.
The Microbial Systems Group 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.
During her postdoctoral tenure in Eddy Rubin’s group, 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 until she transitioned to her current role.
- AB, Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (summa cum laude)
- PhD, Biophysics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Awards and Service
- 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- 2016 Berkeley Lab Director’s Award for Service
- 2014 “Women @ the Lab” honoree
- 2011 Popular Science “Brilliant 10”
- 2011 DOE Early Career Research Program Award
- Sieber CMK et al. Recovery of genomes from metagenomes via a dereplication, aggregation and scoring strategy. Nature Microbiology, 2018; 3: 836.
- Hartman WH et al. A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling. ISME Journal, 2017; 11: 2652.
- Tremblay J et al. Primer and platform effects on 16S rRNA tag sequencing. Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015; 6: 771.
- He S et al. Patterns in wetland microbial community composition and functional gene repertoire associated with methane emissions. Mbio, 2015; 6: e00066-15.
- Lundberg D et al. Defining the core Arabidopsis thaliana root microbiome. Nature, 2012; 488: 86-90.
- Tringe SG et al. Comparative Metagenomics of Microbial Communities. Science. 2005; 308: 554-557.