Brian Hedlund

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-0809
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Life Sciences
  • Research Fields: Ecology, Geomicrobiology, Microbial Ecology, Genomics, Systematics, Astrobiology, Life In High Temperature Habitats
  • Disciplines: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Genome Sciences/Genomics, Microbial and Eukaryotic Genetics
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:DoE - Department of Energy, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NSF - National Science Foundation


Dr. Brian Hedlund is a Professor in Life Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Hedlund’s research focuses on the microbiology and biogeochemistry of geothermal ecosystems, the genomic exploration of “microbial dark matter”, and the role of the intestinal microbiome in prevention of Clostridium difficile infection. Dr. Hedlund is editor for Antonie van Leeuwenhoek journal, a member of Bergey’s Manual Trust, and editor for Bergey’s Manual of Systematics of Archaea and Bacteria, the authoritative reference manual for microbial taxonomy.