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Person Details: Timothy E. Mattes

Superfund Research Program

Timothy E. Mattes

University of Iowa
4112 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: 319-335-5065


Research Briefs



  • Dong Q, LeFevre G, Mattes TE. 2024. Black carbon impacts on Paraburkholderia xenovorans strain LB400 cell enrichment and activity: Implications toward lower-chlorinated polychlorinated biphenyls biodegradation potential. Environ Sci Technol 58(8):3895-3907. doi:10.1021/acs.est.3c09183 PMID:38356175 PMCID:10902836


  • Bako CM, Martinez A, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL, Mattes TE. 2023. Lab-scale biodegradation assay using passive samplers to determine microorganisms' ability to reduce polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) volatilization from contaminated sediment. MethodsX 10:102039. doi:10.1016/j.mex.2023.102039 PMID:36798837 PMCID:PMC9926300
  • Dang H, Ewald JM, Mattes TE. 2023. Genome-resolved metagenomics and metatranscriptomics reveal insights into the ecology and metabolism of anaerobic microbial communities in PCB-contaminated sediments. Environ Sci Technol 57(43):16386-16398. doi:10.1021/acs.est.3c05439 PMID:37856784 PMCID:PMC10621002


  • Bako CM, Martinez A, Ewald JM, Hua J, Ramotowski DJ, Dong Q, Schnoor JL, Mattes TE. 2022. Aerobic bioaugmentation to decrease polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) emissions from contaminated sediments to air. Environ Sci Technol 56(20):14338-14349. doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c01043 PMID:36178372 PMCID:PMC9583607
  • Ewald JM, Schnoor JL, Mattes TE. 2022. Combined read- and assembly-based metagenomics to reconstruct a Dehalococcoides mccartyi genome from PCB-contaminated sediments and evaluate functional differences among organohalide-respiring consortia in the presence of different halogenated contaminants. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 98(7):doi:10.1093/femsec/fiac067 PMID:35665806
  • Ewald JM, Schnoor JL, Mattes TE. 2022. Metagenomes, metagenome-assembled genomes, and metatranscriptomes from polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated sediment microcosms. Microbiol Resour Ann 4:doi:10.1128/mra.01126-21 PMID:35766865




  • Mattes TE, Ewald JM, Liang Y, Martinez A, Awad AM, Richards P, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL. 2018. PCB dechlorination hotspots and reductive dehalogenase genes in sediments from a contaminated wastewater lagoon. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(17):16376-16388. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9872-x PMID:28803405 PMCID:PMC6206866



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