Laura Zgleszewski

500 500 Stroud Water Research Center
Laura Zgleszewski

Staff Scientist

Fish Ecology Group

Microbiology Group


tel. 610-268-2153, ext. 1275
970 Spencer Road, Avondale, PA 19311

Interests and Expertise

Laura Zgleszewski is the lab manager for the Fish Molecular Ecology Group. She is responsible for general laboratory operation and maintenance of equipment. She assists in maintenance of aquaria and care of live animals for use in experiments. Zgleszewski’s laboratory activities include spectrophotometric assays, DNA extraction, PCR, electrophoresis and preparation of samples for sequencing and genotyping. She also participates in field sampling.


  • M.S. in marine biology, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina.
  • B.S., marine science, B.S., French, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida.


Mill dams impact microbiome structure and depth distribution in riparian sediments

Kan, J., E.K. Peck, L. Zgleszewski, M. Peipoch, and S. Inamdar. 2023. Frontiers in Microbiology 14: 1161043.

Beyond the light effect: how hydrologic and geomorphologic stream features control microbial distribution across pool sequences in a temperate headwater stream

Ouellet V., M.D. Daniels, M. Peipoch, L. Zgleszewski, N. Watson, E. Gibson, S. Krause, and J. Kan. 2022. Ecohydrology 15(2): e2380

Distinct distribution of Archaea from soil to freshwater to estuary: implications of archaeal composition and function in different environments

Wang, H., R.L. Bier, L. Zgleszewski, M. Peipoch, E. Omondi, A. Mukherjee, F. Chen, C. Zhang, and J. Kan. 2020. Frontier in Microbiology 11:576661.

Bacterial communities and nitrogen transformation genes in streambank legacy sediments and implications for biogeochemical processing

Sienkiewicz, N., R.L. Bier, J. Wang, L. Zgleszewski, A. Lutgen, G. Jiang, K. Mattern, S. Inamdar, and J. Kan. 2020. Biogeochemistry 148:271–290.

A snapshot on spatial and vertical distribution of bacterial communities in the Eastern Indian Ocean

Wang, J., L. Borecki, X. Zhang, D. Wang, J. Kan, and J. Sun. 2016. Acta Oceanologica Sinica 35:85–93.

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