Dr. Andria Costello is currently a professor at Syracuse University in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research focuses on microbial diversity and function and its application to natural and engineered systems. Her current work involves investigating the diversity of methane oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs) in soils and sediments. Dr. Costello is also performing research involving microbial processes in connection with the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF).
Dr. Costello received her Ph.D. and M.S. from California Institute of Technology in 1999 and 1995, respectively. She received her B.S. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. Throughout her career and education she has been an active member of several organizations including the American Geophysical Union, the American Society of Microbiology, and the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. She was also awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship as a graduate student at California Institute of Technology.