Science and Technology Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education
On sabbatical through July 2014.
Education and Professional Experience:
B.S. in Biology University of Michigan (1982). Ph.D. in Microbiology, Michigan State University (1990). NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Univerisity of Illinois (1990-92). Research Associate in Biology, Harvard University (1992-94). Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution (1994-99). NSF Program Director (1999-present).
NSF Programs and Activities Managed or Co-managed (1999-present):
Ecosystem Science; Microbial Observatories and Microbial Interactions and Processes (MO/MIP); Microbial Genome Sequencing Program (MGSP); Science and Technology Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (C-MORE); Assembling the Tree of Life (AToL); Environmental Genomics (EN-GEN); International Polar Year (IPY); Biocomplexity: Genome-Enabled Environmental Sciences & Engineering (BE:GEN-EN); Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Surveys & Inventories; Evolutionary Biology Synthesis Center Special Competition; Microbial Genetics/Prokaryotic Biology; Ecology of Infectious Disease; Life in Extreme Environments (LExEn; Interdisciplinary Graduate Education - Research and Training (IGERT).
Taylor, C. F., [and 53 other authors, including M.Kane]. 2008. Promoting coherent minimum reporting guidelines for biological and biomedical investigations: the MBBI project. Nature Biotechnol. 26: 1-8.
Field, D., [and 53 other authors, including M. Kane]. Minimum information about a genome sequence (MIGS) specification. 2008. Nature Biotechnol. 26: 541-47.
Hughes Martiny, J.B., B.J.M. Bohannan, J.H. Brown, R.K. Colwell, J. Fuhrman, J. Green, M. C. Horner-Devine, M. Kane, J.A. Krumings, C.R. Kuske, P. Morin, S. Naeem, L. Ovreas, A.-L. Reysenbach, V. Smith and J. Staley. 2006. Microbial biogeography: putting microorganisms on the map. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 4:102-112.
Floyd, M. M., J. Tang, M. Kane and D. Emerson. 2005. Captured diversity in a culture collection: case study of the geographic and habitat distributions of environmental isolates held at the American Type Culture Collection. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71 : 2813-2823.
Kane, M.D. 2004. Microbial observatories: exploring and discovering microbial diversity in the 21st century. Microb. Ecol. 48: 447-448.
Donovan, S. E., K. J. Purdy, M. D. Kane, T. M. Embley, and P. Eggleton. 2004. Comparison of the euryarchaeal microbial community in guts and food-soil of the soil-feeding termite Cubitermes fungifaber across different soil types. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70:3884-3892.
Kane. M. D. and U. Mueller. 2001. Insights from insect-microbe symbioses. In: J.T. Staley and A.-L. Reysenbach (eds.) Biodiversity of Microbial Life: Foundation of Earth's Biosphere; John Wiley & Sons, pp.289-313.
Kane, M. D. 2001. The evolutionary biology of...everything. Syst. Biol. 50:468-469.
Brauman, A., J. Dore, D. Bignell, P. Eggleton, J.A. Breznak and M.D. Kane. 2001. Molecular phylogenetic profiling of prokaryotic communities in guts of termites with different feeding habits. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 35: 27-36.
Kane, M. D. 1997. Microbial fermentation in insect guts. In R. I. Mackie, and B. A. White (eds.) Ecology and Physiology of Gastrointestinal Microbes Vol. 1, Gastrointestinal Fermentations and Ecosystems pp. 231-265. Chapman and Hall, NY.
Kane, M. D. and N. E. Pierce. 1994. Diversity within diversity: molecular approaches to studying microbial interactions with insects. In B. Schierwater, B. Streit, G. P. Wagner and R. DeSalle (eds.) Molecular Ecology and Evolution: Approaches and Applications pp. 509-524. Berkhauser Verlag, Basel
Brauman, A., M. D. Kane, M. Labat and J. A. Breznak. 1992. Genesis of acetate and methane by gut bacteria of nutritionally diverse termites. Science 257: 1384-1387.