Joy Ward


  • B.S. Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.S. Biochemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Research description

  • Lab Management
  • Environmental Molecular Biology
  • Bioremediation
  • Genetics
  • Protein Structure


Harish Nagarajan, Jessica E. Butler, Anna Klimes, Yu Qiu, Karsten Zengler, Joy Ward, Nelson D. Young, Barbara A. Methé, Bernhard Ø. Palsson, Derek R. Lovley, Christian L. Barrett. 2010. De Novo assembly of the complete genome of an enhanced electricity-producing variant of Geobacter sulfurreducens using only short reads. PLoS One 5:e10922.

Regina A. O’Neil, Dawn E. Holmes, Maddalena V. Coppi, Lorrie A. Adams, M. Juliana Larrahondo, Joy E. Ward, Kelly P. Nevin, Trevor L. Woodard, Helen A. Vrionis, A. Lucie N’Guessan and Derek R. Lovley. 2008. Gene transcript analysis of assimilatory iron limitation in Geobacteraceae during groundwater bioremediation. Environ Microbiol 10:1218-1230.

Dawn E. Holmes, Tünde Mester, Regina A. O'Neil, Lorrie A. Perpetua, M. Juliana Larrahondo, Richard Glaven, Manju L. Sharma, Joy E. Ward, Kelly P. Nevin and Derek R. Lovley. 2008. Genes for two multicopper proteins required for Fe(III) oxide reduction in Geobacter sulfurreducens have different expression patterns both in the subsurface and on energy-harvesting electrodes. Microbiology 154:1422-1435.

Dawn E Holmes, Regina A O'Neil, Helen A Vrionis, Lucie A N'Guessan, Irene Ortiz-Bernad, Maria J Larrahondo, Lorrie A Adams, Joy A Ward, Julie S Nicoll, Kelly P Nevin, Milind A Chavan, Jessica P Johnson, Philip E Long and Derek R Lovley. 2007. Subsurface clade of Geobacteraceae that predominates in a diversity of Fe(III)-reducing subsurface environments. ISME J 1:663-677.

Shelley A. Haveman, Dawn E. Holmes, Yan-Huai R. Ding, Joy E. Ward, Raymond J. DiDonato Jr., and Derek R. Lovley. 2006. c-type cytochromes in Pelobacter carbinolicus. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:6980-6985.

Dawn E Holmes, Swades K Chaudhuri, Kelly P Nevin, Teena Mehta, Barbara A Methé, Anna Liu, Joy E Ward, Trevor L Woodard, Jennifer Webster, Derek R Lovley. 2006. Microarray and genetic analysis of electron transfer electrodes in Geobacter sulfurreducens. Environ Microbiol 8:1805-1815.

Dawn E. Holmes, Kelly P. Nevin, Regina A. O'Neil, Joy E. Ward, Lorrie A. Adams, Trevor L. Woodard, Helen A. Vrionis,, and Derek R. Lovley. 2005. Potential for quantifying expression of the Geobacteraceae citrate synthase gene to assess the activity of Geobacteraceae in the subsurface and on current-harvesting electrodes. Appl Environ Microbiol 71:6870-6877.

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