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Contact Info

Alexander F. Koeppel (an artistic interpretation)
 Alexander F. Koeppel
 University of Virginia
 Charlottesville, VA, USA.

I am a postdoctoral research associate in the Wu lab at the University of Virginia. I learned about OpenWetWare through the iSEEM project.


  • 2009, PhD, Wesleyan University
  • 2000, BA, Oberlin College

Research interests

  1. Microbial Ecology
  2. Species Concepts
  3. Bioinformatics


  1. Connor, N., Sikorski, J. Rooney, A.P., Kopac, S., Koeppel, A. F., Burger, A., Cole, S.G., Perry, E.B., Krizanc, D., Field, N.C., Slaton, M., and Cohan. F.M. Ecology of Speciation in the Genus Bacillus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. March 2010 76: 1349-1358; published ahead of print January 4, 2010, doi:10.1128/AEM.01988-09
  2. Cohan, F. M. and A. F. Koeppel. 2008. The origins of ecological diversity in prokaryotes. Current Biology, 18: R1024-R1034. Media:Cohan_&_Koeppel_(Current_Biology_2008).pdf
  3. Koeppel, A. F., E. B. Perry, J. Sikorski, D. Krizanc, W. A. Warner, D. M .Ward, A. P. Rooney, E. Brambilla, N. Connor, E. Nevo, R. M. Ratcliff, and F. M. Cohan. 2008. Identifying the fundamental units of bacterial diversity: A paradigm shift to incorporate ecology into bacterial systematics. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 105: 2504-2509. Media:Koeppel_et_al_(PNAS_2007).pdf
  4. Perry, E. B., A. F. Koeppel, D. Krizanc, A. P. Rooney, J. Sikorski, E. Nevo, and F. M. Cohan. 2006. Identifying the fundamental units of diversity among Bacillus isolates from ‘Evolution Canyon’ III. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 52:543-552.
  5. Ward, D. M., M. M. Bateson, M. J. Ferris, M. Kühl, A. Wieland, A.F. Koeppel, and F. M. Cohan. 2006. Cyanobacterial ecotypes in the microbial mat community of Mushroom Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) as species-like units linking microbial community composition, structure and function. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 361: 1997-2008.
  6. Cohan, F. M., A. F. Koeppel, and D. Krizanc. 2006. Sequence-based discovery of ecological diversity within Legionella. In Legionella: State of the Art 30 Years after Its Recognition. (N. P. Cianciotto, Y. Abu Kwaik, P. H. Edelstein, B. S. Fields, D. F. Geary, T. G. Harrison, C. A. Joseph, R. M. Ratcliff, J. E. Stout, and M. S. Swanson, eds.). American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., pp. 367-376.