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Erica Hartmann

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A322
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-4528Email Erica Hartmann


Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Ph.D. Biological Design, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

B.S. Cellular & Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Research Interests

Environmental microbiology; microbiology of the indoor environment; built environment microbiomes; microbial responses to anthropogenic chemicals; bioremediation; antibiotic resistance; public health

Selected Publications

    16. Hartmann, E.M., R. Hickey, T. Hsu, C.M. Betancourt Román, J. Chen, R. Schwager, J. Kline, G. Z. Brown, R. U. Halden, C. Huttenhower, and J.L. Green. 2016. Antimicrobial chemicals are associated with elevated antibiotic resistance genes in the indoor dust microbiome.  Environmental Science & Technology, accepted.

    15. Hsu, T., R. Joice, J. Vallarino, G. Abu-Ali, E. M. Hartmann, A. Shafquat, C. DuLong, C. Baranowski, D. Gevers, J. L. Green, X. C. Morgan, J. D. Spengler, and C. Huttenhower. 2016. Urban transit system microbial communities differ by surface type and interaction with humans and environment. mSystems, accepted.

    14. Hartmann, E. M., D. R. Colquhoun, K. J. Schwab, and R. U. Halden. 2015. Absolute Quantification of Norovirus in Food, Water, and Soil Using Synthetic Peptides with Electrospray and MALDI Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 286:525-532.

    13. Halden, R. U., E. M. Hartmann, N. D. Denslow, P. Haynes, and J. LaBaer. 2015. Recent Advances in Proteomics Applied to Elucidate the Role of Environment Impacts on Human Health and Organismal Function. Journal of Proteome Research, 14:1-4.

    12. Hartmann, E. M. and J. Armengaud. 2014. N-terminomics and proteogenomics, getting off to a good start. Proteomics, 14:2637-2646.

    11. Hartmann, E. M., E. Durighello, O. Pible, B. Nogales, F. Beltrametti, R. Bosch, J. A. Christie-Oleza, and J. Armengaud. 2014. Proteomics meets Blue Biotechnology: a wealth of novelties and opportunities. Marine Genomics, 17:35-42.

    10. Hartmann, E. M. and J. Armengaud. 2014. Shotgun proteomics suggests multiple enzymes involved in dioxin degradation by Sphingomonas wittichii RW1. Environmental Microbiology 16:162-176.

    9.   Bland, C., E. M. Hartmann, J. A. Christie-Oleza, B. Fernandez, and J. Armengaud. 2014. N-terminal-oriented proteogenomics of the marine bacterium Roseobacter denitrificans OCh114 using TMPP labeling and diagonal chromatography. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 13:1369-81.

    8.   Pible, O., E. M. Hartmann, G. Imbert, and J. Armengaud. 2014. The importance of recognizing and reporting sequence database contamination for proteomics. EuPA Open Proteomics, 3:246–249.

    7.   Armengaud, J., J. Trapp, O. Pible, O. Geffard, A. Chaumont, and E. M. Hartmann. 2014. Non-model organisms, a species endangered by proteogenomics. Journal of Proteomics, 105:5-18.

    6.   Armengaud, J., E. M. Hartmann, and C. Bland. 2013. Proteogenomics for environmental microbiology. Proteomics 13:2731–2742.

    5.   Colquhoun, D. R., E. M. Hartmann, and R. U. Halden. 2012. Proteomic Profiling of the Dioxin-Degrading Bacterium Sphingomonas wittichii RW1. Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology Article number 408690.

    4.   Hartmann, E. M. and R. U. Halden. 2012. Analytical Methods for the Detection of Viruses in Food by Example of CCL-3 Bioagents. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 404:2527-2537.

    3.   Hartmann, E. M., J. P. Badalamenti, R. Krajmalnik-Brown, and R. U. Halden. 2012. Quantitative PCR for Tracking Megaplasmid-Borne Biodegradation Potential of Sphingomonads by Example of the Dioxin Degrader S. wittichii RW1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78:4493-4496.

    2.   Hartmann, E. M., D. R. Colquhoun, and R. U. Halden. 2010. Identification of Putative Biomarkers for Toluene-Degrading Burkholderia and Pseudomonads using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry and Peptide Mass Fingerprinting. Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry 74:1470-2.

    1.   Maldarelli, G. A., E. M. Hartmann, P. J. Cummings, R. D. Horner, K. M. Obom, R. Shingles and R. S. Pearlman. 2009. Virtual lab demonstrations improve students’ mastery of basic biology laboratory techniques. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education 10:51-57.