Teaching focus:  integration of microbiology and biotechnology for undergraduate and graduate engineering education. 

Research focus:  fundamental and applied research in the areas of biofilms, biofuels, extremophilic bioprocessing, and in situ biocatalyzed heavy metal transformations.




1992 Ph.D.       Montana State University, Chemical Engineering (Microbiology minor), NSF Engineering Research Center for Biofilm Engineering. Doctoral thesis:  "Kinetics of Biofilm Detachment".  Graduate research advisor:  Dr. William G. Characklis.


1986 B.S.         University of Florida, Chemical Engineering with honors (Research minor).




Jul 2007 to Pres.                                   Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University

Feb 2013 to Pres.                                  Director, Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University

Jun 2005 to Pres.                                  Adjunct Faculty, Department of Microbiology, Montana State University

May 2007 to Feb 2013.                         Associate Director, Thermal Biology Institute, MontanaStateUniversity

Aug 2011 to Jul 2012.                           Interim Department Head, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University

Aug 2005 to Jun 2007                           Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Montana State University

May 2006 to Apr 2007                          Interim Associate Director, Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University

Aug 1999 to Aug 2005                          Associate Director, NSF Center for Multiphase Environmental Research, Washington State University 

Aug 2003 to Aug 2005                          Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Washington State University 

Aug 1997 to Aug 2003                          Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Washington State University

Jul 1992 to Aug 1997                            Senior Research Engineer, Bioprocessing Group, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories

Jan 1989 to Jun 1992                            Conoco Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Montana State University

Jun 1988 to Oct1989                             Engineering Intern, Idaho National Engineering Laboratory 


Publications (107 total):



1. In Situ Biofilm Coupon Device.  United States Patent Number 5,641,642.  Issued June 24, 1997.  In-well biomonitoring coupon used to collect and quantify attached biomass during initial site characterization and for bioprocess monitoring of in situ bioremediation sites.  Inventors: Peyton, Brent (Kenniwick, WA), Truex, Michael (Richland, WA).

2. Method for Producing Hydrogen (Bi) Sulfide and/or Removing Metals.  United States Patent Number 6,387,669.  Issued May 14, 2002.  Novel chemical method to control the production of hydrogen sulfide for use as an industrial chelator for metals removal. Inventors: Truex, Michael (Richland, WA), Peyton, Brent (Kenniwick, WA)

3. Method for Metal Analysis and Speciation and Biosensor for Effecting the Method.  United States Patent Number 6,811,997, issued November 2, 2004.  Novel enzymatic method to detect and quantify concentration and valance state of chromium in mixtures of other heavy metals.  Inventors: Aiken; Abigail M. (Pullman, WA), Peyton; Brent M. (Pullman, WA), Apel; William A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Petersen; James N. (Moscow, ID)

4. Biosensor for metal analysis and speciation. United States Patent Number 7,169,290, issued

 January 30, 2007 A biosensor for metal analysis and speciation comprises an electron carrier immobilized to a surface of an electrode and a layer of an immobilized enzyme adjacent to the electrode. Inventors: Aiken; Abigail M. (Pullman, WA), Peyton; Brent M. (Pullman, WA), Apel; William A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Petersen; James N. (Moscow, ID)

5. PCT International Patent Application No: PCT/US2011/053238

Corresponding to U.S. Patent Office Priority Application No. 61/386,260 & 61/434,675

Patent Pending Title: Bicarbonate Trigger for Inducing Lipid Accumulation in Algal Systems

Filed: September 26, 2011

Inventors: Keith Cooksey, Robert Gardner, Brent Peyton




1. Peyton, B.M. and W.G. Characklis.  "Kinetics of Biofilm Detachment",  Wat. Sci. Technol., 26:1995-1998, 1992.

2. Stewart, P.S., B.M. Peyton, W.J. Drury, and R. Murga. "Quantitative Observations of Heterogeneities in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms", Appl. Environ. Micro., 59:327-329, 1993.

3. Peyton, B.M. and W.G. Characklis.  "A Statistical Analysis of the Effects of Substrate Utilization and Shear Stress on the Kinetics of Biofilm Detachment",  Biotechnol. Bioeng., 41:728-735, 1993.


4. Peyton, B.M., R.S. Skeen, B.S. Hooker, R.W. Lundman, and A.B. Cunningham.  "Evaluation of Bacterial Detachment Rates in Porous Media",  Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 51/52:785-797, 1995.

5. Jennings, D.A., J.N. Petersen, R.S. Skeen, B.S. Hooker, B.M. Peyton, and D.L. Johnstone.  "Effects of Slight Variations in Nutrient Loadings on Pore Plugging", Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 51/52:727-734, 1995.

6. Peyton, B.M.  "Effects of Shear Stress and Substrate Loading on Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Thickness and Density".  Water Research, 30(1):29-36, 1996.

7. Peyton, B.M.  "Improved Biomass Distribution Using Pulsed Injections of Electron Donor and Acceptor".  Water Research, 30(3):756-758, 1996.

8. Clement, T.P., B.M. Peyton, R.S. Skeen, D.A. Jennings, and J.N. Petersen.  "Microbial Growth and Transport in Porous Media Under Denitrification Conditions: Experiment and Simulation".  J. Contam. Hydrol., 24/3-4:269-285, 1997.

9. Truex, M.J., B.M. Peyton, Y.A. Gorby, and N.B. Valentine.  "Kinetics of U(VI) Reduction by a Dissimilatory Fe(III)-Reducing Bacterium Under Non-Growth Conditions".  Biotechnol. Bioeng., 55(3):490-496, 1997.

10. Hooker, B.S., R.S. Skeen, M.J. Truex, C.D. Johnson, B.M. Peyton, and D.B. Anderson.  "In Situ Bioremediation of Carbon Tetrachloride: Field Test Results." Bioremediation Journal, 3: 181-193, 1998.

11. Clement, T.P., B.M. Peyton, T.R. Ginn, and R.S. Skeen, "Modeling Bacterial Transport and Accumulation Processes in Saturated Porous Media: A Review", Advances in Nuclear Science and Technology, 26:59-78, 1999.

12. Mormile, M.R., M.F. Romine, M.T Garcia, A. Ventosa, T.J. Bailey, and B.M. Peyton.  ‘Halomonas campisalis sp. nov., a Denitrifying, Moderately Haloalkaliphilic Bacterium.’, System. Appl. Microbiol., 22, 4: 551-558, 1999.

13. Neal, A.L., S. Techkarnjanaruk, A. Dohnalkova, D. McCready, B.M. Peyton, and G.G. Geesey, “Iron Sulfides and Sulfur Species Produced at (001) Hematite Surfaces in the Presence of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria”, Geochem. Cosmochem. Acta, vol 65:2, 223-235, 2001.

14. Wang, Z., D.M. Friedrich, M.R. Beversluis, S.L. Hemmer, A.G. Joly, M.H. Huesemann, M.J. Truex, R.G. Riley, C.J. Thompson, and B.M. Peyton, “A Fluorescence Spectroscopic Study of Phenanthrene Sorption on Porous Silica”, Environ. Sci. Technol., vol 35:13, 2710-2716, 2001.

15. Sani, R.K., G.G. Geesey, and B.M. Peyton, “Assessment of Lead Toxicity to Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20 : Influence of Components of Lactate C medium”, Adv. Environ. Res., 5: 269-276, 2001.

16. Peyton, B.M., M.R. Mormile, and J.N. Petersen, “Nitrate Reduction with Halomonas campisalis: Kinetics of Denitrification at pH 9 and 12.5% NaCl, , Wat. Res., vol 35:17, 4237-4242, 2001.

17. Riley, R.G., C.J. Thompson, M.H. Huesemann, Z. Wang, B.M. Peyton, T. Fortman, M.J. Truex, and K.E. Parker, “Artificial Aging of Phenanthrene in Porous Silicas Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide”, Environ. Sci. Technol., vol 35, 3707-3712, 2001.

18. Sani, R.K., B.M. Peyton, and L.T. Brown, “Copper Induced Inhibition of Growth of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20: Assessment of Its Toxicity and Correlation with Those of Zinc and Lead”, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., vol 67:10, 4765-4772, 2001.

19. Viamajala, S., B.M. Peyton, W.A. Apel, and J.N. Petersen, “Chromate Reduction in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Is an Inducible Process Associated with Anaerobic Growth”, Biotechnol. Prog, 18, 290-295, 2002.

20. Viamajala, S., B.M. Peyton, W.A. Apel, and J.N. Petersen, “Chromate/Nitrite Interactions in Shewanellaoneidensis MR-1: Evidence for Multiple Cr(VI) Reduction Mechanisms Dependent on Physiological Growth Conditions”, Biotechnol. Bioeng., vol 78, 770-778, 2002.

21. Geesey, G.G., A.L. Neal, P.A. Suci, and B.M. Peyton. “A Review of Spectroscopic Methods for Characterizing Microbial Transformations of Minerals”, J. Microbiol. Meth. 51:125-139. 2002.

22. Peyton, B.M., T. Wilson, and D.R. Yonge, “Kinetics of Phenol Biodegradation in High Salt Solutions”, Wat Res. 36:4811-4820, 2002.

23. Sani, R.K., B.M. Peyton, W.A. Smith, W.A. Apel, and JN Petersen, “Dissimilatory Reduction of Cr (VI), Fe(III), and U(VI) by Cellulomonas Isolates”, Appl.  Microbiol. Biotechnol. 60:192-199, 2002.

24. Smith, W.A, W.A. Apel, J.N. Petersen, and B.M. Peyton.  “Effect of Carbon and Energy Source on Bacterial Chromate Reduction”, Bioremediation Journal, 6(3): 205-215, 2002.

25. Sani, R.K, B.M. Peyton, and M. Jandhyala. “Toxicity of Lead to Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20”, Environ. Toxicol. Chem., vol 22 (2) 252-260, 2003.

26. Aiken, A.M., B.M. Peyton, W.A. Apel, and J.N. Petersen.  “Heavy Metal-Induced Inhibition of Aspergillus niger Nitrate Reductase:  Applications for Rapid Contaminant Detection in Aqueous Samples”,  Analytical Chimica Acta, 480:131-142, 2003.

27. Alva, V.A. and B.M. Peyton. “Phenol and Catechol Biodegradation by the Haloalkaliphile Halomonascampisalis:  Influence of pH and Salinity”,  Environ. Sci Technol., 37:4397-4402, 2003

28. Viamajala, S., B.M. Peyton, and J.N. Petersen.  “Modeling Chromate Reduction in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1: Development of a Novel Dual-Enzyme Kinetic Model”,  Biotechnol. Bioeng., 83(7):790-797, 2003.

29. Beyenal, H., R.K. Sani, B.M. Peyton, A. Dohnalkova, J.E. Amonette, and Z. Lewandowski.  “Uranium Immobilization by Sulfate Reducing Biofilms”, Environ. Sci Technol., 38:2067-2074, 2004.

30. Viamajala, S., B.M. Peyton, R.K. Sani, W.A. Apel, and J.N. Petersen.  “Toxic Effects of Chromium (VI) on Anaerobic and Aerobic Growth of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1”,  Biotechnol. Prog., 20:87-95, 2004.

 31. Sani, R.K., B.M. Peyton, J.E. Amonette, and G.G. Geesey.  “Reduction of Uranium (VI) Under Sulfate-Reducing Conditions in the Presence of Fe(III)-(hydr)oxides”, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta,  68(12) 2639-2648, 2004.

32. Neal, A.L, J.E. Amonette, B.M. Peyton, and G.G. Geesey. “Uranium Complexes Formed at Hematite Surfaces Colonized by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria”, Environ. Sci Technol., 38:3019-3027, 2004.

33. Reardon, C.L., D.E. Cummings, L.M. Petzke, B.L. Kinsall, D.B. Watson, B.M. Peyton, and G.G. Geesey.  “Composition and Diversity of Microbial Communities Recovered from Surrogate Minerals Incubated in an Acidic Uranium-Contaminated Aquifer”, Appl. Envir. Microbiol., 70: 6037-6046. 2004.

34. Sani, R.K., B.M. Peyton, A. Dohnalkova, and J.E. Amonette.  “Reoxidation of Reduced Uranium with Fe(III)-hydr)oxides under Sulfate Reducing Conditions”, Environ. Sci Technol, 239(7); 2059-2066, 2005.

35. Dimitriu, P.A., S.K. Shukla, J.Conradt , M.C. Marquez , A. Ventosa , A. Maglia, B.M. Peyton, H.C. Pinkart , and M.R. Mormile, “Nitrincola lacisaponensis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel alkaliphilic bacterium isolated from an alkaline, saline lake”, International J. Systematic Evolutionary Microbiol., 55: 2273-2278, 2005.

36. Sani, R.K., B.M. Peyton, and A. Dohnalkova.  “Toxic effects of uranium on Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20”, Environ. Toxic. Chem., 25(5): 1231-1238, 2006.

37. Alam, M., A. Hossain, D. R. Yonge, B.M. Peyton, and J.N. Petersen.  “Bioreduction of Hexavalent Chromium in Flow-through Quartz Sand Columns”,  J. Environ. Eng. ASCE, 132 (3): 358-366, 2006.

38. Viamajala, S. B.M. Peyton, L.A. Richards, J.N. Petersen. “Solubilization, Solution Equilibria, and Biodegradation of PAH's under Thermophilic Conditions”, Chemosphere, 66, 1094-1106, 2007.

39. Viamajala, S., W.A. Smith, R.K. Sani, W.A. Apel, J.N. Petersen, A.L. Neal, F.F. Roberto, D.T. Newby, B.M. Peyton. “Isolation and characterization of Cr(VI) reducing Cellulomonas spp. from subsurface soils: Implications for long-term chromate reduction”, Bioresource Technology, 98, 612–622, 2007.

40. Cummings, D.E., S. Fendorf, N. Singh, R.K. Sani, B.M. Peyton, and T.S. Magnuson. “Reduction of Cr(VI) under acidic conditions by the facultative Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Acidiphilium cryptum”,  Environ. Sci Technol,, 41:146-152, 2007. 

41. Aston, J. and B.M. Peyton.  “Response of Halomonas campisalis to Saline Stress: Changes in Growth Kinetics, Compatible Solute Production and Membrane Phospholipid Fatty Acid Composition”, FEMS Lett., 274(2):196-203, 2007.

42. Oie, C.S.I., C.E. Albaugh, and B.M. Peyton.  “Benzoate and salicylate degradation by Halomonas campisalis, an alkaliphilic and moderately halophilic microorganism”, Wat. Res., 41, 1235- 1242, 2007.

43. Şengör, S.S., Spycher, N., Ginn, T.R., Sani, R.K., Peyton, B., “Biogeochemical reactive diffusive

transport of heavy metals in Lake Coeur d’Alene sediments”, Applied Geochemistry, 22(12), 2569-2594, 2007.

44. Puzon, G.J., R.K. Tokala, H. Zhang, D. Yonge, B.M. Peyton, and L. Xun “Mobility and recalcitrance of organo-chromium (III) complexes”, Chemosphere, (70) 2054–2059, 2008.

45. Korenblum E., G.V. Sebastián, M.M. Paiva, C.M.L.M. Coutinho, F.C.M. Magalhães, B.M. Peyton and L. Seldin. Action of antimicrobial substances produced by different oil reservoir Bacillus strains against biofilm formation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 79 (1), 97-103   2008.

46. Tokala, R.K., D.R. Yonge, G.J. Puzon, V. Sivaswamy, L. Xun and B.M. Peyton “Subsurface mobility of organo-Cr(III) complexes formed during biological reduction of Cr(VI)”, Journal of Environmental Engineering - ASCE, 134(2), 87-92, 2008.

47.  VanEngelen, M.R., B.M. Peyton, M.R. Mormile, and H.C. Pinkart. Fe(III), Cr(VI), and Fe(III)-mediated Cr(VI) reduction in alkaline media using a Halomonas isolate from Soap Lake, Washington.  Biodegradation, 19:841-850, 2008.

48.  Sani, R.K., B.M. Peyton, and A.Dohnalkova.  Comparison of uranium(VI) removal by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 in flow and batch reactors. Water Research, 42(12): 2993-3002, 2008.

49. Dimitriu, P.A., H.C. Pinkart, B.M. Peyton, and M.R. Mormile.  Spatial and temporal patterns in the microbial diversity of a meromictic soda lake in Washington State.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol, 74(15): 4877-4888, 2008.

50. Viamajala, S., B.M. Peyton, R. Gerlach, V. Sivaswamy, W.A. Apel, J.N. Petersen.  Permeable reactive biobarriers for in-situ Cr(VI) reduction: Bench scale tests using Cellulomonas sp. strain ES6.  Biotech. Bioeng., 101(6):1150-1162, 2008.

51. Aston, J.E., W.A. Apel, , B.D. Lee, and B.M. Peyton. Toxicity of select organic acids to the slightly thermophilic acidophile Acidithiobacillus caldusEnviron. Tox. and Chem.,  28(2): 279-286, 2009.

52. Rastogi G, Sani RK, Peyton BM, Moberly JG, Ginn TR (2008) Molecular studies on the microbial diversity associated with mining-impacted Coeur d’Alene river sediments. Microb. Ecol, 58(1):129-139, 2009.

53. Moberly JG, Borch T, Sani RK, Spycher NF, Sengor SS, Ginn TR, Peyton BM.  Heavy Metal-Mineral Associations in Coeur d'Alene River Sediments: A Synchrotron-Based Analysis.  Wat., Air, Soil Poll.  201(1-4):195-208, 2009.   

54. Rastogi G, Stetler LD, Peyton BM, and Sani RK. Molecular Analysis of Prokaryotic Diversity in the Deep Subsurface of the Former Homestake Gold Mine, South Dakota, USA.   J. Microbiol., 47(4): 371-384, 2009.

55. Sani, RK, Rastogi G, Moberly JG, Dohnalkova A, Ginn TR,  Spycher N, Shende RV, and Peyton BM.  The toxicity of lead to Desulfovibrio desulfuricans G20 in the presence of goethite and quartz.  J. Basic Microbiol., 50: 1–11, 2010

56. VanEngelen MR, Field EK, Gerlach R, Lee BD, Apel WA, Peyton BM.  UO22+ speciation determines uranium toxicity and bioaccumulation in an environmental Pseudomonas sp. isolate.  Environ. Tox. Chem., 29(4):763-769, 2010.

57. Field EK, D’Imperio S, Miller AR, VanEngelen MR, Gerlach R, Lee BD, Apel WA, Peyton BM. Application of Molecular Techniques to Elucidate the Influence of Cellulosic Waste on Bacterial Community Structure at a Simulated Low Level Radioactive Waste Site. Appl. Envir. Microbiol., 76(10): 3106-3115, 2010.

58. Moberly JG, Staven A, Sani RK, Peyton BM.  Influence of pH and Inorganic Phosphate on Toxicity of Zinc to Arthrobacter sp. Isolated from Heavy-Metal-Contaminated Sediments.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 44(19):7302-7308, 2010.

59. Aston J, Peyton BM, Lee BD, Apel WA. Effects of ferrous sulfate, inoculum history, and anionic form on lead, zinc, and copper toxicity to Acidithiobacillus caldus strain BC13. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 29(12):2669-2675, 2010

60. Aston J, Peyton BM, Lee BD, Apel WA. Effects of cell condition, pH, and temperature on lead, zinc, and copper sorption to Acidithiobacillus caldus strain BC13.  J. Hazard. Mater. 184:34-41., 2010.

61. Sivaswamy, V.; Boyanov, M. I.; Peyton, B. M.; Viamajala, S.; Gerlach, R.; Apel, W. A.; Sani, R. K.; Dohnalkova, A.; Kemner, K. M.; Borch, T., Multiple mechanisms of uranium immobilization by Cellulomonas sp. strain es6., Biotech.  Bioeng. 108, 264-276, 2011.

62. Aston JE, Apel WA, Lee BD, Peyton BM. Growth effects and assimilation of organic acids in chemostat and batch cultures of Acidithiobacillus caldus. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol., 27(1), 153-161, 2011.   

63. VanEngelen MR, Szilagyi RK, Gerlach R, Lee BD, Apel WA, Peyton BM. Uranium Exerts Acute Toxicity by Binding to Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Cofactor.  Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(3), 937-942, 2011.

64. Gardner, R, Peters P, Peyton BM and Cooksey K.  Medium pH and Nitrate Concentration Effects on Accumulation of Triacylglycerol in Two Members of the Chlorophyta.  J. Appl. Phycology, 23(6), 1005-1016, DOI: 10.1007/s10811-010-9633-4, 2011.

65. Rastogi, G, Barua, S, Sani, R, Peyton, BM.  Investigation of Microbial Populations in the Extremely Metal-Contaminated Coeur d’ Alene River Sediments. Microb. Ecol.,62(1): 1-13, DOI: 10.1007/s00248-011-9810-2, 2011.

66. Ray, AE, JR Bargar, V Sivaswamy, AC Dohnalkova, Y Fujita, BM Peyton, TS Magnuson.  Evidence for Multiple Modes of Uranium Immobilization by an Anaerobic Bacterium. Geochem. Cosmochim. Acta. 75(10):2684-2695, DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.02.040, 2011.

67.  Spycher, NF, M Issarangkun, BD Stewart, SS Sengor, E Belding, TR Ginn, BM. Peyton, RK Sani.  Biogenic uraninite precipitation and its reoxidation by iron(III) (hydr)oxides: A reaction modeling approach to reoxidation by iron(III) (hydr)oxides.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 75(16):4426 – 4440, 2011, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2011.05.008, 2011.

68. Sengor, SS¸ P Gikas, JG Moberly, BM Peyton, TR Ginn. Comparison of single and joint effects of Zn and Cu in continuous flow and batch reactors.  J Chem Technol Biotechnol, 87(3):374-380   DOI: 10.1002/jctb.2730, 2012.

69. Gardner, RD, KE Cooksey, F Mus, R Macur, K Moll, E Eustance, RP Carlson, R Gerlach, MW Fields, BM Peyton.  "Use of Sodium Bicarbonate to Stimulate Triacylglycerol Accumulation in the Chlorophyte Scenedesmus sp. and the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum".  J Appl. Phycol. 24(5):1311-1320, DOI: 10.1007/s10811-011-9782-0, 2012.

70.  Vogt, S, B Stewart, J Seymour,  BM Peyton, S Codd.  “Detection of Biological Influence on Uranium Reduction using Magnetic Resonance”.  Biotechnol. Bioeng., 109(4):877-883   DOI: 10.1002/bit.24369, 2012.

71. Mallette, N, WB Knighton, GA Strobel, RP Carlson and BM Peyton.  Resolution of volatile compound profiles from Ascocoryne sarcoides: a comparison by proton transfer reaction and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. AMB Express, 2:23, doi:10.1186/2191-0855-2-23, 2012.

72. Valenzuela, J., A. Mazurie, R.P. Carlson, R. Gerlach, K.E. Cooksey, B.M. Peyton, and M.W. Fields. Potential Role of Multiple Carbon Fixation Pathways During Lipid Accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutum, Biotechnology for Biofuels, 5(1):40, DOI: 10.1186/1754-6834-5-40, 2012.

73. Gardner RD, E Lohman, R Gerlach, KE Cooksey, BM Peyton.  Analysis of CO2 and bicarbonate as Inorganic Carbon Substrates for Triacylglycerol and Starch Accumulation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Biotechnol. Bioeng., 110(1): p. 87-96, 2013.

74. Stewart, BD, C Girardot, N Spycher, RK Sani, BM Peyton. Influence of Chelating Agents on Biogenic Uraninite Reoxidation by Fe(III) (Hydr)oxides. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47(1) p. 364-371   DOI: 10.1021/es303022p, 2013.

75. Field, EK, R Gerlach, S Viamajala, LK Jennings, BM Peyton, WA Apel.  Hexavalent chromium reduction by Cellulomonas sp. Strain ES6: the influence of carbon source, iron minerals, and electron shuttling compounds. Biodegradation, 24:437-450, (DOI 10.1007/s10532-012-9600-7), 2013.

76. Mus, F, J Toussaint, KE Cooksey, MW Fields, R Gerlach, BM Peyton, RP Carlson.  Physiological and Molecular Analysis of Carbon Source Supplementation and pH Stress Induced Lipid Accumulation in the Marine Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 97(8)3625-3642, 2013.

77. Eustance, E, RD Gardner, K Moll, J Menicucci, R Gerlach, BM Peyton. Growth, nitrogen utilization and biodiesel potential for two Chlorophytes grown on ammonium, nitrate, or urea.  J. Appl. Phycol., 25(6) 1663-1677, 2013.

78. Lohman, EJ, RD Gardner, L Halverson, RE Macur, BM Peyton, R Gerlach. An Efficient and Scalable Extraction and Quantification Method for Algal Derived Biofuel. J. Microbiol. Methods, 94(3) 235-244, 2013.  DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2013.06.007

79. Bowen DeLeón, K, R Gerlach, BM Peyton and MW Fields. Archaeal and bacterial communities in three alkaline hot springs in Heart Lake Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.  Front Microbiol. 4:330, 2013. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00330.

80. Valenzuela, J, RP Carlson, R Gerlach, K Cooksey, BM Peyton, B Bothner, MW Fields.  Nutrient resupplementation arrests bio-oil accumulation in Phaeodactylum tricornutumApplied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97(15)7049-7059, 2013.

81. Gardner, R.D.; Lohman, E.J.; Cooksey, K.E.; Gerlach, R.; Peyton, B.M. (2013): Cellular Cycling, Carbon Utilization, and Photosynthetic Oxygen Production during Bicarbonate-Induced Triacylglycerol Accumulation in a Scenedesmus sp. Energies, 6(11), 6060-6076; DOI:10.3390/en6116060

82. Bernstein, HC, M Kesaano, K Moll, T Smith, R Gerlach, RP Carlson, CD Miller, BM Peyton, KE Cooksey, RD Gardner, RC Sims.  Direct measurement and characterization of active photosynthesis zones inside wastewater remediating and biofuel producing microalgal biofilms.  Bioresource Technol, 156:206-215, 2014.  DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.01.001

83. Singh, G, SS Şengör, A Bhalla, S Kumar, J De, B Stewart, N Spycher, TM Ginn, BM Peyton, RK Sani Reoxidation of Biogenic Reduced Uranium: A Challenge Toward Bioremediation.  Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 44(4) 391-415, 2014.  DOI:10.1080/10643389.2012.728522

84. Mallette, N, EM Pankratz, AE Parker, GA Strobel, SC Busse, RP Carlson, BM Peyton. Evaluation of Cellulose as a Substrate for Hydrocarbon Fuel Production by Ascocoryne sarcoides (NRRL 50072). Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, 4, 33-49, 2014.

85. Moll, KM, RD Gardner, EO Eustance, R Gerlach and BM Peyton. Combining Multiple Nutrient Stresses and Bicarbonate Addition to Promote Lipid Accumulation in the Diatom RGd-1. Algal Research, (5) 7–15, 2014.

86. Lohman, E.J.; Gardner, R.D.; Halverson, L.; Peyton, B.M.; Gerlach, R. (2014): Carbon Partitioning in Lipids Synthesized by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii when Cultured Under Three Unique Inorganic Carbon Regimes Algal Research. pp. 171-180. DOI: 10.1016/j.algal.2014.08.001. 

87. Fields, M.W.; Hise, A.; Lohman, E.J.; Bell, T.; Gardner, R.D.; Corredor, L.; Moll, K.; Peyton, B.M.; Characklis, G.W.; Gerlach R. (2014): Sources and Re-sources:  Importance of nutrients, resource allocation, and ecology in microalgal cultivation for lipid accumulation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 98(11):4805-4816. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-014-5694-7

88. Kesaano, M.; Gardner, R.D.; , Moll, K.; Lauchnor, E.; Gerlach, R.; Peyton, B.M.; Sims, R.C. (2015): Dissolved inorganic carbon enhanced growth, nutrient uptake, and lipid accumulation in wastewater grown microalgal biofilms. Bioresource Technology. Accepted Dec. 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2014.12.082

89. Burbank KA, Walker RA, Peyton BM. (2015) A Molecular Level Mechanism for Uranium (VI) Toxicity Through Ca 2+ Displacement in Pyrroloquinoline Quinone Dependent Bacterial Dehydrogenase. Accepted Dec. 2014.  J. Inorganic Biochemistry.






1. Lewandowski, Z., G. Walser, R.W. Larsen, B.M. Peyton, and W.G. Characklis.  "Biofilm Surface Positioning".  In Environmental Engineering Proceedings 1990, EE Div/ASCE, Arlington, VA, July 1990.

2. Characklis, W.G., W. Lee, B.M. Peyton, and Z. Lewandowski.  "Interactions Between Process Waters, Microbial Biofilms, and Metal Substrata".  In Microbially Influenced Corrosion and Biodeterioration, N.J. Dowling, M.W. Mittelman, and J.C. Danco (eds.), International Congress on Microbially Influenced Corrosion, Knoxville, TN, October 1990.

3. Truex, M.J., B.M. Peyton, Y. Gorby, and N.B. Valentine.  "Initial Process Development for Uranium Bioprecipitation".  In Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference on Hazardous Waste Remediation, Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center, Bozeman, MT, June 1994.

4. Hooker, B.S., R.S. Skeen, M.J. Truex, and B.M. Peyton. "A Demonstration of In Situ Bioremediation of CCl4 at the Hanford Site".  In In Situ Remediation: Scientific Basis for Current and Future Technologies, G.W. Gee and N.R. Wing (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1994.

5. Truex, M.J., C.D. Johnson, D.R. Newcomer, L.A. Doremus, B.S. Hooker, B.M. Peyton, R.S. Skeen, and A. Chilikapati.  "Deploying In Situ Bioremediation at the Hanford Site".  In In Situ Remediation:  Scientific Basis for Current and Future Technologies, G.W. Gee and N.R. Wing (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1994.

6. Hanneman, T.F., D.L. Johnstone, D.R. Yonge, J.N. Petersen, B.M. Peyton, and R.S. Skeen.  "Control of Bacterial Exopolysaccharide Production".  In Microbial Processes for Bioremediation, R.E. Hinchee, C.M. Vogel, and F.J. Brockman (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1995.

7. Peyton, B.M., M.J. Truex, R.S. Skeen, and B.S. Hooker.  "Design of an In Situ Carbon Tetrachloride Bioremediation System".  In Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents, R.E. Hinchee, A. Leeson, and L. Semprini (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1995.

8. Anderson, D.B., B.M. Peyton, J.J. Liskowitz, C. Fitzgerald, and J.R. Schering.  "Enhancing In Situ Bioremediation with Pneumatic Fracturing".  In Applied Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons, R.E. Hinchee, J.A. Kittel, and H.J. Reisinger (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1995.

9. Jennings, D.A., J.N. Petersen, R.S. Skeen, B.M. Peyton, B.S. Hooker, T.P. Clement, D.L. Johnstone, and D.R. Yonge.  "An Experimental Study of Microbial Transport in Porous Media".  In Bioaugmentation for Site Remediation, R.E. Hinchee, J. Fredrickson, and B.C. Alleman (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1995.

10. Cunningham, A.B. and B.M. Peyton.  "Bench-Scale/Field-Scale Interpretation of In Situ Bioremediation". In Applied Bioremediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons, R.E. Hinchee, J.A. Kittel, and H.J. Reisinger (eds.), Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1995.

11. Gibbs, J.T., A. Leeson, B.M. Peyton, J. Mills, D. Kuck, and J. Spivey. "Bioslurping/ Bioventing in Tight Clay Soils with Dewatering to Remediate a Large Smear Zone”. In In SituOn-Site Biorem., 4(1) 287-294, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1997.

12. Apel, W.A., J.N. Petersen, B.M. Peyton, and W.A. Smith. “Remediation of Environmental Hexavalent Chromium Contamination Using Chromate-Reducing Bacterial Consortia”.  In Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's 95th Annual Conference and Exhibition, Paper #41646, 2002.

13. Wrangham, J.B., J.E. Penkala, S. D’Imperio, B.M. Peyton, and K.G. Wunch. “Utilization of a 16S rRNA Gene Microarray to Analyze the Efficacy of Oil and Gas Industry Bacteria Culture Media”.  In Proceedings of Nace Corrosion 2010 Conference, Paper #10408, 2010.




1. Peyton, B.M. and W.G. Characklis.  "Biofilms and Biofilm Reactors".  In Cell Adhesion:  Fundamentals and Biotechnological Applications, in the Bioprocess Technology series, M.A. Hjortso and J.W. Roos (eds.), Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, 1995.

2. Peyton, B.M., T.P. Clement, and J. Connolly.  "Modeling of Natural Remediation: Contaminant Fate and Transport", in Natural Remediation of Environmental Contaminants - Its Role In Ecological Risk Assessment and Risk Management, M. Swindoll, R.G.Stahl, and S.J. Ells (eds.), SETAC Press, Pensacola FL, 2000.

3. Leeson, A., B.M. Peyton, J.L. Means, and V.S. Magar (eds.) Bioremediation of Inorganic Compounds, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 2001.

4. Peyton B.M., M.R. Mormile, V. Alva, C. Oie, F. Roberto, W.A. Apel, and A. Oren. “Biotransformation of Toxic Organic and Inorganic Contaminants by Halophilic Bacteria”, in Halophilic Microorganisms, A. Ventosa (ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2003.

5. Huesemann, M.H., T. Fortman, R.G. Riley, C.J. Thompson, Z. Wang, M. Truex, and B. Peyton, "Slow desorption of phenanthrene from microporous and mesoporous silicas: Influence of aging time and aging methodology", Contaminated Soils, Sediment, and Water, Volume 10: Successes and Challenges, E.J. Calabrese, P.T. Kostecki, and J. Dragun, editors, Springer, New York, NY, pp. 1-24, 2006.




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