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  • Flores, G., J. Caporaso, J. Henley, J. Rideout, D. Domogala, J. Chase, J. Leff, Y. Vazquez-Baeza, A. Gonzalez and R. Knight. 2014. Temporal variability is a personalized feature of the human microbiome. Genome Biology 15: 531-531.

  • Flores, G., S. Seite, J. Henley, R. Martin, H. Zelenkova, L. Aguilar and N. Fierer. 2014. Microbiome of Affected and Unaffected Skin of Patients With Atopic Dermatitis Before and After Emollient Treatment. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 13: 1365-1372.

  • Flores, G., S. Bates, J. Caporaso, C. Lauber, J. Leff, R. Knight and N. Fierer. 2013. Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens. Environmental Microbiology 15: 588-596.

  • Bates, S., J. Clemente, G. Flores, W. Walters, L. Parfrey, R. Knight and N. Fierer. 2013. Global biogeography of highly diverse protistan communities in soil. Isme Journal 7: 652-659.

  • Fierer, N., S. Ferrenberg, G. Flores, A. González, J. Kueneman, T. Legg, R. Lynch, D. McDonald, J. Mihaljevic and S. O'Neill. 2012. From Animalcules to an Ecosystem. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 43: 137-155.

  • Flores, G., R. Hunter, Y. Liu, A. Mets, S. Schouten and A. Reysenbach. 2012. Hippea jasoniae sp nov and Hippea alviniae sp nov., thermoacidophilic members of the class Deltaproteobacteria isolated from deep-sea hydrothermal vent deposits. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62: 1252-1258.

  • Flores, G., I. Wagner, Y. Liu and A. Reysenbach. 2012. Distribution, abundance, and diversity patterns of the thermoacidophilic "deep-sea hydrothermal vent euryarchaeota 2." Frontiers in Microbiology 3: 47-63.

  • Flores, G., J. Henley and N. Fierer. 2012. Direct PCR Approach to Accelerate Analyses of Human-Associated Microbial Communities. PLOS ONE 7: e44563-e44510.

  • Flores, G., J. Campbell, J. Kirshtein, J. Meneghin, M. Podar, J. Steinberg, J. Seewald, M. Tivey, M. Voytek and Z. Yang. 2011. Microbial community structure of hydrothermal deposits from geochemically different vent fields along the Mid‐Atlantic Ridge. Environmental Microbiology 13: 2158-2171.

  • Smith, A., R. Popa, M. Fisk, M. Nielsen, C. Wheat, H. Jannasch, A. Fisher, K. Becker, S. Sievert and G. Flores. 2011. In situ enrichment of ocean crust microbes on igneous minerals and glasses using an osmotic flow-through device. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 12.

  • Flores, G., S. Bates, D. Knights, C. Lauber, J. Stombaugh, R. Knight and N. Fierer. 2011. Microbial Biogeography of Public Restroom Surfaces. PLOS ONE 6: e28132-e28136.

  • Flores, G. and A. Reysenbach. 2011. Hydrothermal Environments, Marine. Encyclopedia of Geobiology: 456-467.

  • Flores, G., Y. Liu, I. Ferrera, T. Beveridge and A. Reysenbach. 2008. Sulfurihydrogenibium kristjanssonii sp. nov., a hydrogen- and sulfur-oxidizing thermophile isolated from a terrestrial Icelandic hot spring. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58: 1153-1158.

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Educational Background

  • 2006-2011 – PhD, Portland State University (Biology)

  • 2004-2006 – MS, University of Idaho (Environmental Science)

  • 1996-2001 – BS, Humboldt State University (Environmental Science)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2015 – Member, Council on Ocean Affairs, Science and Technology

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