Tim D'Angelo

Senior Research Associate
Phone: +1 (207) 315-2567, ext. 522

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B.S Biology, 2011, Rivier University

M.S Microbiology, 2016, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

I carry out experimental procedures, bioinformatic and statistical data analysis, data interpretation and writing supporting the goals of the Deep Biosphere Laboratory. I am interested in all things related to the ecology and evolution of microbial life.



  • Booker, A.E., D’Angelo, T., Adams-Beyea, A., Brown J.M., Nigro, O., Rappe, M.S., Stepnauskus, R., and Orcutt, B.N. (2023). Life Strategies for Aminicenantia in Subseafloor Oceanic Crust. ISME Journal (Accepted 4/2023, In press).
  • D‘Angelo, T., Goordial J., Lindsay M.R., McGonigle, J., Booker, A., Moser, D., Stepanauskus, R., and Orcutt, B.N. Replicated Life-History Patterns and Subsurface Origins of the Bacterial Sister Phyla Nitrospirota and Nitrospinota. (2023) ISME Journal (Accepted 3/2023, In press)


  • Munson-McGee, J. H., Lindsay M.R., Sintes, E., Brown, J.M.,D’Angelo,T., Brown, J., Lubelczyk, L.C., et al. Decoupling of respiration rates and abundance in marine prokaryoplankton. (2022) Nature 612:764-770 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-05505-3


  • D’Angelo, T., Goordial, J., Poulton, N., Seyler, L., Huber, J.A., Stepanauskas, R., & Orcutt, B.N. (2022). Single-cell genomes from oceanic crustal fluid capture similar information to and metatranscriptomic surveys with orders of magnitude less sample volume. Frontiers in Microbiology(12):https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.738231
  • Ghodhbane-Gtari, F., D’Angelo, T., Gueddou, A., Ghazouani, S., Gtari, M. and Tisa, L.S., (2021). Alone Yet Not Alone: Frankia lives under the same roof with other bacteria in actinorhizal nodules. Frontiers in Microbiology(12). https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.749760
  • Goordial, J., D’Angelo, T., Labonté, J. M., Poulton, N. J., Brown, J. M., Stepanauskas, R., Früh-Green, G.L., Orcutt, B. N. (2021) Microbial Diversity and Function in Shallow Subsurface Sediment and Oceanic Lithosphere of the Atlantis Massif. Mbio, 12(4): e00490-21 https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00490-21
  • Orcutt, B. N., D'Angelo, T., Wheat, C. G., & Trembath‐Reichert, E. (2021) Microbe‐mineral biogeography from multi‐year incubations in oceanic crust at North Pond, Mid‐Atlantic Ridge. Environmental Microbiology, 23(7): https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15366


  • Jones, R. M., D’Angelo, T., & Orcutt, B. N. (2020) Using Cathodic Poised Potential Experiments to Investigate Extracellular Electron Transport in the Crustal Deep Biosphere of North Pond, Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 8(11):. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.00011


  • Ramírez, G. A., Garber, A. I., Lecoeuvre, A., D’Angelo, T., Wheat, C. G., & Orcutt, B. N. (2019) Ecology of subseafloor crustal biofilms. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10(1983):https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.01983
  • Ghodhbane-Gtari, F., Nouioui, I., Hezbri, K., Lundstedt, E.,D’Angelo, T., McNutt, Z., Laplaze, L., Gherbi, H., Vaissayre, V., Svistoonoff, S. and Ahmed, H.B. (2019). The plant-growth-promoting Actinobacteria of the genus Nocardia induces root nodule formation in Casuarina glauca. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek(112). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10482-018-1147-0


  • D'Angelo, T., Oshone, R., Abebe-Akele, F., Simpson, S., Morris, K., Thomas, W. K., & Tisa, L. S. (2016). Permanent draft genome sequence of Frankia sp. strain BR, a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium isolated from the root nodules of Casuarina equisetifolia. Genome announcements, 4(5), e01000-16. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.01000-16
  • D'Angelo, T., Oshone, R., Abebe-Akele, F., Simpson, S., Morris, K., Thomas, W. K., & Tisa, L. S. (2016). Permanent draft genome sequence for Frankia sp. strain EI5c, a single-spore isolate of a nitrogen-fixing actinobacterium, isolated from the root nodules of Elaeagnus angustifolia. Genome Announcements, 4(4), e00660-16. https://doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00660-16

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