Research Expertise and Interest
microbial physiology, one-carbon metabolism, microbial molecular biology, bacteria, enzymes, enzyme activity, enzymology, enzyme kinetics, protein biochemistry, protein characterization
N. Cecilia Martinez-Gomez does research in Microbial (bacterial) Metabolism, particularly one-carbon metabolism. She merges her research with Structural Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, and Biotechnology. Her studies unravel the role of lanthanides in biology, focusing on lanthanide biochemistry, lanthanide-dependent bacterial metabolism, and microbe-plant interactions. Her research also aims to develop bacterial platforms to further the agricultural and energy industries and to improve our environment particularly focusing on bioleaching, biometallurgy, bioremediation, and electronic waste recycling.