Currently, Dr. Methé is a Professor in the Departments of Human Genome Medicine and Microbial and Environmental Genomics at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) and she is Science Coordinator of the JCVI Metagenomics Group. Dr. Methé has extensive experience in genomics, metagenomics, microbial ecology and physiology. Among current projects, she is leading the JCVI participation in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Human Microbiome Project in metagenomics and single cell genomics. She is also leading metagenomic-based projects funded by the US Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation and NIH. Dr. Methé has a BS in biology from The University at Albany and a MS and PhD in environmental engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Before joining The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) (now JCVI) she completed Post Doctoral training with Dr. Derek Lovley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst applying molecular biological techniques to the study of metal reducing prokaryotes.