Frank Loeffler, Ph.D.

UT/ORNL Governor’s Chair Professor / University of Tennessee

Frank Loeffler, Ph.D., is the Governor’s Chair Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at University of Tennessee. He has a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences and Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Hohenheim in Germany, a Ph.D. in Technical Biochemistry and Microbiology from the Technical University Hamburg/University of Hohenheim, and completed a postdoc in microbial ecology at Michigan State University. He is the Principal Investigator for the Biogeochemical Controls over Corrinoid Bioavailability to Organohalide-Respiring Chloroflexi NIEHS R01 grant. His lab focuses on discovering microorganisms and processes to clean the environment, counter damage done to ecosystems by human activity, and improve environmental health.  For more information please refer to Dr. Loeffler’s lab page.