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Your Environment. Your Health.

Person Details: Dr. Eugene L. Madsen

Superfund Research Program

Dr. Eugene L. Madsen

Cornell University
B57A Wing Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-7801
Phone: 607-255-3086
Fax: 607-255-3904




  • Hohnstock AM, Stuart-Keil KG, Kull EE, Madsen EL. 2000. Naphthalene and donor cell density influence field conjugation of naphthalene catabolism plasmids. Appl Environ Microbiol 66(7):3088-3092. PMID:10877811
  • Madsen EL. 2000. Nucleic-acid characterization of the identity and activity of subsurface microorganisms. Hydrogeology Journal 8(1):112-125. doi:10.1007/s100400050012
  • Madsen EL, Yager R, Plummer SM. 2000. Petroleum hydrocarbons native to a fractured aquifer may serve as electron donors for in situ reductive dechlorination of trichloroethenes contamination. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. pp.569.


  • Miller DN, Bryant JE, Madsen EL, Ghiorse WC. 1999. Evaluation and optimization of DNA extraction and purification procedures for soil and sediment samples. Appl Environ Microbiol 65(11):4715-4724. PMID:10543776
  • Wilson MS, Bakermans C, Madsen EL. 1999. In situ, real-time catabolic gene expression: extraction and characterization of naphthalene dioxygenaase mRNA transcripts from groundwater. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 65:80-87. PMID:9872763


  • Madsen EL. 1998. Epistemology of environmental microbiology. Environ Sci Technol 32:429-439.
  • Madsen EL. 1998. Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Bioremediation: The Influence of microbiological processes on organic compounds in field sites. In: Techniques in Microbial Ecology. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. pp.354-407.
  • Stuart-Keil KG, Hohnstock AM, Dees PM, Herrick JB, Madsen EL. 1998. Plasmids responsible for horizontal transfer of naphthalene catabolic genes between bacteria at a coal tar-contaminated site are homologous to pOTG1 from Pseudomonas putida. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA. Atlanta, GA. pp.9816-4.


  • Bakermans C, Madsen EL. 1997. Progress towards direct cloning of soil DNA. In: Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology 1997 Annual Meeting. Miami, FL.
  • Madsen EL. 1997. Methods for determining biodegradability. In: Manual of Environmental Microbiology. American Society of Microbiology, Washington, DC. pp.709-720.
  • Madsen EL, Mann CL, Bilotta S, Yager R. 1997. In situ attenuation of chlorinated ethenes by naturally-occurring microorganisms in a fractional dolomite aquifer near Niagara Falls, NY. In: Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting ,1997. Miami, FL.


  • Madsen EL, Mann CL, Bilotta S. 1996. Oxygen limitations and aging as explanation for the persistence of naphthalene in coal-tar contaminated surface sediments. Environ Toxicol Chem 15:1876-1882.
  • Sandoli RL, Ghiorse WC, Madsen EL. 1996. Regulation of microbial phenanthrene mineralization in sediments by sorbent- sorbate contact time, inoculum, and gamma irradiation-induced sterilization artifacts. Environ Toxicol Chem 15:1901-1907.


  • Ghiorse WC, Herrick JB, Sandoli RL, Madsen EL. 1995. Natural selection of PAH-degrading bacterial guilds at coal-tar disposal sites. Environ Health Perspect 103(supp.5):103-111. PMID:8565896
  • Miller DN, Madsen EL, Ghiorse WC. 1995. Detection and enumeration of indigenous Type I and Type II methanotrophs from wetland sediments using a PCR-MPN technique. In: Proceedings of American Society for Microbiology, 1995 National Meeting. pp.338.
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