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Stephen R Lindemann

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Assistant Professor Food & Nutrition Sci
765.494.9207
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 3215
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Foods and Nutrition 

  • Assistant Professor Food & Nutrition Sci

Dr. Lindemann's research targets ways that diet influences the gut microbiome and the effects of those shifts in that gut colony of microorganisms have on health, such as inflammation and gut colonization by pathogens. The goal is to discover dietary solutions to health problems such as Crones disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and more. Specifically, Dr. Lindemann's lab focuses on using molecular ecology techniques to understand how diet influences the composition and stability of the gut microbiome; how gut microbiome metabolism of dietary components influences production and absorption of bioactive microbial metabolites; how metabolic interactions between microbes alter polysaccharide fermentation and nitrogen metabolism in the colon; and how these interactions between beneficial microbes exclude pathogenic organisms and modulate inflammation in the colon. 


Current Graduate Students and Research Lab Members

Selected Publications

Ha, P. T., Lindemann, S. R., Shi, L., Dohnalkova, A. C., Fredrickson, J. K., & Beyenal, H. (2017). Syntrophic anaerobic photosynthesis via direct interspecies electron transfer. Nat. Comm, 8, 13924.

Nair, N. R., Rosnow, J. J., Murphree, T. A., Bowden, M. E., Lindemann, S. R., & Wright, A. T. (in press). De novo synthesis of alkyne substituted tryptophan as chemical probes for protein profiling studies. Org. Chem. Front.

Mohamed, A., Ewing, T., Lindemann, S. R., Fredrickson, J. K., & Beyenal, H. (2017). Autonomous device for evaluating the field performance of microbial fuel cells in remote areas. J. Electrochem. Soc, 164(3), H3030-3036.

Bernstein, H. C., Brislawn, C., Renslow, R. S., Dana, K., Morton, B., Lindemann, S. R., . . . Moran, J. J. (in press). Trade-offs between microbiome diversity and productivity in a stratified microbial mat. ISME J.

Renslow, R. S., Lindemann, S. R., & Song, H. S. (2016). A generalized spatial measure for resilience of microbial systems. Front. Microbiol, 7, 443.

Lindemann, S. R., Bernstein, H. C., Song, H. S., Fields, M., Shou, W., Johnson, D. R., . . . Beliaev, A. S. (2016). Engineering microbial consortia for controllable outputs. ISME J, 10, 2077-2084.

Zachara, J. M., Moran, J. J., Resch, C. T., Lindemann, S. R., Felmy, A. R., Bowden, M. E., . . . Fredrickson, J. K. (2016). Geo- and biogeochemical processes in a heliothermal hypersaline lake. Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac, 181, 144-163.

Renslow, R. S., Lindemann, S. R., Cole, J. K., Zhu, Z., & Anderton, C. R. (2016). Quantifying element incorporation in multispecies biofilms using NanoSIMS image analysis. Biointerphases, 11, 02A322.

Nelson, W. C., Maezato, Y., Wu, Y. W., Romine, M. F., & Lindemann, S. R. (2016). Metagenomic sequencing of parallel consortia enables genome reconstruction of rare and closely-related organisms. AEM, 82(1), 255-267.

Song, H. S., Renslow, R. S., Fredrickson, J. K., & Lindemann, S. R. (2015). Integrating ecological and engineering concepts of resilience in microbial communities. Front. Microbiol, 6, 1298.

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