Dr. Tringe joined the JGI in 2003 as a postdoctoral fellow in then-Director 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, then in 2010 she became head of the Metagenome Program, and from 2015 to 2020 she served as Deputy for User Programs before assuming her current position as Director of the Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology Division at LBNL. Dr. Tringe heads the Microbial Systems Group at JGI, whose work focuses on how microbes interact with plants to affect growth, health and stress resistance as well as how microbes influence greenhouse gas uptake and release in wetlands and agricultural systems.
- AB, Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (summa cum laude)
- PhD, Biophysics, Stanford University
Awards and Service
- 2021 Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology
- 2021 Department of Energy E.O. Lawrence award
- 2019- Associate Editor, Science Advances; Senior Editor, ISME Journal
- 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
- Zhou, J. et al. Microbial drivers of methane emissions from unrestored industrial salt ponds. ISME Journal, 2021.
- Chiniquy, D. et al. Microbial community field surveys reveal highly abundant Pseudomonas population in sorghum rhizosphere composed of many closely related phylotypes. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2021; 12: 598280.
- Paez-Espino D. et al. Diversity, evolution, and classification of virophages uncovered through global metagenomics. Microbiome. 2019; 7: 157.
- Sieber, C.M.K. et al. Recovery of genomes from metagenomes via a dereplication, aggregation and scoring strategy. Nature Microbiology. 2018; 3: 836.
- Hartman, W.H. et al. A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling. ISME Journal. 2017.
- Coleman-Derr, D. et al. Plant compartment and biogeography affect microbiome composition in cultivated and native Agave species. New Phytologist. 2016; 209: 798.
- He, S. et al. Patterns in wetland microbial community composition and functional gene repertoire associated with methane emissions. Mbio. 2015; 6: e00066.
- Lundberg, D.S. 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.