Dr Jeremiah Shuster
Jeremiah is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Adelaide under the mentorship of Dr Frank Reith. After receiving his PhD in 2013 from Western University (Canada), he moved to Australia for his first postdoctoral appointment at The University of Queensland. Jeremiah’s research primarily focuses on the fundamental understanding of how bacteria contribute to the biogeochemical cycling of gold and how gold is mobile within natural environments. As a geomicrobiologist, Jeremiah uses high-resolution scanning and transmission electron microscopy integrated with various spectroscopy techniques to study the biogeochemical relationship between bacteria and minerals. In addition to gold biogeochemistry, his research interests include the interpretation of both modern and ancient Earth environments from the preservation of microfossils within the rock record. By analysing structure-function relationships of microbe-mineral interactions, he strives to reveal how the lithosphere is able to support life.
- Biogeochemical cycling of gold under near-surface environmental conditions
- Microbial influence on elemental cycling, i.e., metal dissolution and re-precipitation
- Application of biogeochemical processes as innovative means to achieve environmental sustainability
|2016||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||The University of Adelaide|
|2013 - 2016||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||The University of Queensland|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|2008 - 2013||Western University||Canada||PhD|
|2017||McCutcheon, J., Nothdurft, L., Webb, G., Shuster, J., Nothdurft, L., Paterson, D. & Southam, G. (2017). Building biogenic beachrock: visualizing microbially-mediated carbonate cement precipitation using XFM and a strontium tracer. Chemical Geology, 465, 21-34.
|2017||Shuster, J., Reith, F., Cornelis, G., Parsons, J., Parsons, J. & Southam, G. (2017). Secondary gold structures: relics of past biogeochemical transformations and implications for colloidal gold dispersion in subtropical environments. Chemical Geology, 450, 154-164.
|2016||Levett, A., Gagen, E., Shuster, J., Rintoul, L., Tobin, M., Vongsvivut, J. ... Southam, G. (2016). Evidence of biogeochemical processes in iron duricrust formation. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 71, 131-142.
|2016||Shuster, J., Lengke, M., Márquez-Zavalía, M. & Southam, G. (2016). Floating gold grains and nanophase particles produced from the biogeochemical weathering of a gold-bearing ore. Economic Geology, 111, 6, 1485-1494.
|2015||Shuster, J. & Southam, G. (2015). The in-vitro "growth" of gold grains. Geology, 43, 1, 79-82.
|2015||Shuster, J., Johnston, C., Magarvey, N., Gordon, R., Barron, K., Banerjee, N. & Southam, G. (2015). Structural and Chemical Characterization of Placer Gold Grains: Implications for Bacterial Contributions to Grain Formation. Geomicrobiology Journal, 32, 2, 158-169.
|2015||Zammit, C., Shuster, J., Gagen, E. & Southam, G. (2015). The geomicrobiology of supergene metal deposits. Elements, 11, 5, 337-342.
|2014||Stephen, A., Adebusuyi, A., Baldygin, A., Shuster, J., Southam, G., Budwill, K. ... Mitra, S. (2014). Bioconversion of coal: new insights from a core flooding study. RSC Advances, 4, 43, 22779-22791.
|2014||Shuster, J., Bolin, T., MacLean, L. & Southam, G. (2014). The effect of iron-oxidising bacteria on the stability of gold (I) thiosulphate complex. Chemical Geology, 376, 52-60.
|2014||Nahar, Q., Fleißner, F., Shuster, J., Morawitz, M., Halfpap, C., Stefan, M. ... Mittler, S. (2014). Waveguide evanescent field scattering microscopy: Bacterial biofilms and their sterilization response via UV irradiation. Journal of Biophotonics, 7, 7, 542-551.
|2014||Shuster, J., Marsden, S., Maclean, L., Ball, J., Bolin, T. & Southam, G. (2014). The immobilization of gold from gold (III) chloride by a halophilic sulphate-reducing bacterial consortium. Geological Society Special Publication, 393, 1, 249-263.
|2013||Johnston, C., Wyatt, M., Li, X., Ibrahim, A., Shuster, J., Southam, G. & Magarvey, N. (2013). Gold biomineralization by a metallophore from a gold-associated microbe. Nature Chemical Biology, 9, 4, 241-243.
|2011||Preston, L., Shuster, J., Fernández-Remolar, D., Banerjee, N., Osinski, G. & Southam, G. (2011). The preservation and degradation of filamentous bacteria and biomolecules within iron oxide deposits at Rio Tinto, Spain. Geobiology, 9, 3, 233-249.
PhD candidate (S. Sanyal) - School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide
PhD candidate (M.A. Rea) - School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide