Daniel Jones, Ph.D.
Dan is an Industry Liaison for the MnDRIVE initiative Advancing Industry, Conserving our Environment. He is also a research associate in the BioTechnology Institute. He has a Ph.D. in Geosciences and Biogeochemistry from Penn State, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the UMN Department of Earth Sciences. Dan has diverse research interests in the field of geomicrobiology, and he has studied microbial processes in cave systems, marine sediments, and acidic mine drainages. He is currently studying microbial sulfur cycling in mining-impacted environments in Minnesota, and is developing bioremediation strategies for the mitigation of mine discharge.