Hinsby Cadillo–Quiroz studies how microbes participate in ecosystem and applied processes. He and his research team are investigating whether microbe-mediated organismal and environmental interactions drive ecosystem processes, particularly carbon cycling. They are also examining how the environment, in turn, affects the evolution of microorganisms.
Cadillo-Quiroz and his collaborators focus on methane-producing Archaea from anaerobic, high carbon-content environments, as well as Bacteria and the ecological interactions between Archaea and Bacteria.
They study new groups of microbes, microbe community patterns, and the diversity and ecological implications of microbe genomics. The team's research may be used to predict changes in greenhouse gas levels and develop bioenergy applications.
- Bridgham, S., Cadillo-Quiroz, H., Keller, J., Zhuang, Q. 2013. Contemporary and future methane emissions from wetlands: biogeochemical, microbial, and modeling perspectives from local to global scales. Global Change Biology 19:1325-1346.
- Browne, P. and Cadillo-Quiroz, H. 2013. Transcription and mRNA regulation patterns of methanogenic Archaea. Archaea, DOI: 10.1155/2013/586369, 11p.
- Sun, C., Brauer, S., Cadillo-Quiroz, H., Zinder, S., Yavitt, J. 2012. Seasonal Changes in methanogenesis and methanogens in three peatlands New York State. Frontiers in Terrestrial Microbiology. 3(81), doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.0008
- Cadillo-Quiroz, H., Didelot, X., Held, N. Herrera, A., Darling, A., Reno, M., Krauske, D., and Whitaker, R. 2012. Sympatric Speciation with Gene Flow in Thermophilic Archaea. PLOS Biology 10 (2): e1001265
- 5.Nelson, J.L., Fung, J.M. Cadillo-Quiroz, H., Cheng X., Zinder S.H. 2011. A Role for Dehalobacter spp. in the Reductive Dehalogenation of Dichlorobenzenes and Monochlorobenzene. Environmental Science & Technology 45 (16), 6806-6813