Principal Investigator

The Hallam Lab

Investigating microbial communities…
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Steven J. Hallam

CIFAR Scholar
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Genomics
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Life Sciences Institute
2.552-2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

office phone: 604-827-3420
fax: 604-822-6041

Research interests:
  • Construction and interpretation of environmental genomic libraries
  • Generation of computational tools and workflows for taxonomic and functional binning, population genome assembly, and comparative community analysis
  • Development of functional screens to interrogate environmental genomic libraries for bioactive small molecules and biocatalysis

Employment & Education:

2008 - present
Associate Professor, CIHR/UBiC Bioinformatics program, University of British Columbia
2006 - 2008
Assistant Professor, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, University of British Columbia
2004 - 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2002 - 2004
Research Associate, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
2000 - 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
1995 - 2000
Ph.D., Molecular Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of California Santa Cruz
1992 - 1995
Research Associate, Department of Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center
1988 - 1992
B.A., Liberal Arts, focus on Religion & Biology, Sarah Lawrence College

  • Line-P Seasonal transect (2007- present)
  • Saanich Inlet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada, Monthly time-series (2006- present)
  • Sakinaw Lake (2007- present)
  • Gulf of California (GoC) MBARI Expedition R/V Western Flyer, (2003)
  • Gulf of Mexico (GoM) USGS Gas Hydrate Expedition, R/V Marion Dufresne, (2002)
  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) Expedition, R/V Atlantis, (2001)
  • El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas Mexico (1994)

  • S. J. Hallam and Fanny Kiefer, Oxygen Minimum Zones. Studio 4 - Shaw Television 2010 Apr 6. [link]
  • BBC World Service, "Science In Action 12/03/2010" (starting at 13 minutes into the program) [link]
  • CBC "Quirks and Quarks 04/24/2010" [link]


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