Assistant Staff Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Flynn is an Assistant Staff Scientist in the Biosciences Division at Argonne National Laboratory. His has a diverse research background that combines of geochemical modeling and hydrogeology with microbial ecology, metagenomics, and microbial physiology. His research focuses on understanding the structure and function of microbial communities as they relate to the biogeochemical cycling of elements, particularly Fe, S and C, and the ecological mechanisms that control the structure and function of microbial communities in such diverse environments as aquifers, wetlands, and the mammalian gut. He has expertise in both experimental (lab- and field-based) and computational analyses of the genetics of microbial communities as well as analytical geochemistry and geochemical modeling. After receiving his Ph.D from the Department of Geology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011, Dr. Flynn came to Argonne as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow. He joined the Computation Institute at The University of Chicago as a research scientist in 2013 and became staff at Argonne in 2015.