Department of Animal Science 

UC Davis - The University of California, Davis

Matthias Hess

Matthias Hess Matthias Hess , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Wiley Research Fellow 

Phone: 1 530 752 8809
Fax: (530) 752-0175


PhD (Microbiology & Biotechnology): Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, Germany 2007
MSc (Microbiology & Limnology): University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany 2004
BSc (Microbial Ecology & Botany): University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany 1999

Research Interests

Application of cultivation-independent as well as cultivation-based techniques approaches to obtain a multi-scale (from molecule to cell to population to ecosystem) understanding of microbial systems. The Hess Laboratory is in particularly interested in a) how microbial systems respond to environmental changes and how they affect their habitats and b) the identification of microbes and microbial proteins of industrial relevance. Biological systems studied in the Hess Lab include amongst others: ruminants, photosynthetic consortia and microbial communities associated with natural hydrocarbons.

Graduate Groups

  • Microbiology