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Staff Directory

Matthew D. Kane

Email:  mkane@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-7186
Fax: (703) 292-9064
Room: 640.02 S
Organization:   (DEB)
Title:  Program Director
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12822&org=DEB&from=home

Program Responsibilities:
Dimensions of Biodiversity FY2016
Ecosystem Science Cluster
Science and Technology Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education (C-MORE)

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).

Representative Publications:

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.

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