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Sairah Malkin

Assistant Professor
Sairah Malkin
Assistant Professor
Horn Point Laboratory


My research aims to better quantify and predict rates and pathways of geochemical cycling in aquatic systems, integrating tools from aquatic geochemistry and microbial ecology. A main theme of my research is to better understand carbon and nutrient processing through benthic pathways in aquatic ecosystems, with a particular interest in sulfur oxidizing bacteria in aquatic sediments. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Aquatic biogeochemistry and microbial ecology
  • Benthic-pelagic coupling in coastal marine and lake environments
  • Ecology of sulfur oxidizing bacteria


  • University of Waterloo, Canada, 2008, Ph.D., Biology
  • University of Waterloo, Canada, 2002, M.S., Biology
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1998, B.S., Biology

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