Erica Hartmann Effect of anthropogenic chemicals on microbes in the environment

Research Interests

The Hartmann lab studies microbes in the environment – both outdoors and in the built environment – to see how they are affected by anthropogenic chemicals. We use a wide variety of techniques, including traditional culture-based microbiology, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and bioinformatics. With this interdisciplinary approach, we are answering questions about how human activities influence microbes, especially regarding antibiotic resistance. We are also investigating how microbes can be used to mitigate human health risks caused by exposure to toxic chemicals.

Selected Publications

Biotransformation of Doxorubicin Promotes Resilience in Simplified Intestinal Microbial Communities. Blaustein RA, Seed PC, and Hartmann EM. mSphere. 2021 June;6(3):e0006821.

Triclosan Tolerance Is Driven by a Conserved Mechanism in Diverse Pseudomonas Species. McFarland AG, Bertucci HK, Littman E, Shen J, Huttenhower C, and Hartmann EM. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2021 April;87(7):e02924-20.

Toothbrush microbiomes feature a meeting ground for human oral and environmental microbiota. Blaustein RA, Michelitsch L-M, Glawe AJ, Lee H, Huttelmaier S, Hellgeth N, Ben Maamar S, and Hartmann EM. Microbiome. 2021 January 31;9:32.

Mobilizable antibiotic resistance genes are present in dust microbial communities. Ben Maamar S, Glawe AJ, Brown TK, Hellgeth N, Hu J, Wang J-P, Huttenhower C, and Hartmann EM. PLoS Pathogens. 2020 January 23;16(1):e1008211.

Impacts of indoor surface finishes on bacterial viability. Hu J, Ben Maamar S, Glawe AJ, Gottel N, Gilbert JA, and Hartmann EM. Indoor Air. 2019 July;29(4):551-562. 

View all publications by Erica Hartmann in the National Library of Medicine (PubMed). Current and former IBiS students in blue.