Dr. Angela Hartsock

Dr. Angela Hartsock

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Biology-Wayne
Office: Wayne College and Boyer HPE Bldg D205
Phone: 330-972-8795
Email: ahartsock1@uakron.edu


I joined Wayne College in Fall of 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Biology. Prior to that, I was a research fellow at the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA from 2009-2013. My fellowship research focused on the bacterial ecology of energy systems with a focus on waters associated with natural gas drilling. From 2004-2009, I completed my doctoral training at Cornell University in the laboratory of Dr. James Shapleigh studying the genetics of denitrifying physiology in bacteria.



Google Scholar Author Page

2016 Mouser, P.J., M. Borton, T.H. Darrah, A. Hartsock, K.C. Wrighton. Hydraulic fracturing offers view of microbial life in the deep terrestrial subsurface. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 92 (11): fiw166.

2014 Bergaust, L.L., A. Hartsock, B. Liu, L.R. Bakken, J.P. Shapleigh. Role of norEF in denitrification, elucidated by physiological experiments with Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Journal of Bacteriology. Vol. 196 (12): 2190-2200.

2014 Cluff, M.A., A. Hartsock, J.D. MacRae, K. Carter, P.J. Mouser. Temporal changes in microbial ecology and geochemistry in produced water from hydraulically fractured Marcellus Shale gas wells. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 48 (11): 6508-6517.

2013 Mohan, A.M., A. Hartsock, K.J. Bibby, R.W. Hammack, R.D. Vidic, K.B. Gregory. Microbial community changes in hydraulic fracturing fluids and produced water from shale gas extraction. Environmental Science & Technology. Vol. 47 (22): 13141-13150.

2013 Mohan, A.M., A. Hartsock, R.W. Hammack, R.D. Vidic, K.B. Gregory. Microbial communities in flowback water impounments from hydraulic fracturing for recovery of shale gas. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Vol. 86 (3): 567-580.

2012 Sharma, S., A. Sack, J.P. Adams, D.J. Vesper, R.C. Capo, A. Hartsock, and H.M. Edenborn. Isotopic evidence of enhanced carbonate dissolution at a coal mine drainage site in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania USA. Applied Geochemistry. Vol. 29: 32-42.

2011 Hartsock, A. and J.P. Shapleigh. Physiological roles for two periplasmic nitrate reductases in Rhodobacter sphaeroides 2.4.3 (ATCC17025). J. Bacteriol. 193: 6483-6489.

2010 Hartsock, A. and J.P. Shapleigh. Mechanisms of oxygen inhibition of nirK expression in Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Microbiology. 156: 3158-3165.

2010 Hartsock, A. and J.P. Shapleigh. Identification, functional studies, and genomic comparisons of new members of the NnrR regulon in Rhodobacter sphaeroides. J. Bacteriol. 192: 903-911.

2008 Baek, S., A. Hartsock, and J.P. Shapleigh. Agrobacterium tumefaciens C58 uses ActR and FnrN to control nirK and nor expression. J. Bacteriol. 190: 78-86.


2016 Killing Chloroplasts: A Case Study and Video for the Flipped Classroom. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, Buffalo NY. Video: https://youtu.be/Wr0Hf1duBvo Case: http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=893&id=893



2017 It’s in the Jeans. (Invited feature on microbiology in the clothing industry.) The Art & Design Issue of Microbiologist, The magazine of the Society for Applied Microbiology. Vol. 18 (2), p26, June 2017.


  • 2009, PhD Microbiology, Cornell University
  • 2004, BS Biology, Ohio State University


  • Natural Science: Biology
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Human Anat & Physiology I