Ryan V. Trexler

  • Research Technologist
  • Bell Lab
Ryan V. Trexler
113 Buckhout Lab (office)
409 Buckhout Lab (lab)

University Park, PA 16802
Work Phone: 814-865-7448
Fax: 814-863-7217


  1. M.S. Environmental Science, The Ohio State University (2017)
  2. B.S. Biology, Juniata College (2013)


Trexler RV, Akondi RA, Pfiffner SM, Mouser PJ, Wilkins MJ, Wrighton KC, Sharma S. Lipid evidence of indigenous microbial communities in 2.27km deep Mahantango limestone and Marcellus shale. In preparation.

Akondi RA, Trexler RV, Pfiffner SM, Mouser PJ, Sharma S. A modified lipid extraction method for deep subsurface shale sediments. In preparation.

Akondi RA, Sharma S, Pfiffner SM, Mouser PJ, Trexler RV, Warrier AJ. Analysis of ester-linked phospholipid fatty acid and diglyceride fatty acid biomarkers of different maturity and depositional environments. In preparation.

Daly RA, Borton MA, Wilkins MJ, Hoyt DW, Kountz DJ, Wolfe RA, Welch SA, Marcus DN, Trexler RV, MacRae JD, Krzycki JA, Cole DR, Mouser PJ, Wrighton KC. 2016. Microbial metabolisms in a 2.5-km-deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales. Nature Microbiology, 1:16146. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.146

Grant CJ, Weimer AB, Marks NK, Perow ES, Oster JM, Brubaker KM, Trexler RV, Solomon CM, Lamendella R. 2015. Marcellus and mercury: assessing potential impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction on aquatic ecosystems in northwestern Pennsylvania. J Environ Sci Health A., 50(5):482-500. doi: 10.1080/10934529.2015.992670

Trexler RV, Solomon CM, Brislawn CJ, Wright JR, Rosenberger A, McClure EE, Grube AM, Peterson MP, Keddache M, Mason OU, Hazen TC, Grant CJ, Lamendella R. 2014. Assessing impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction on microbial communities in headwater stream ecosystems in northwestern Pennsylvania. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5:522. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00522

Wilkins MJ, Daly RA, Mouser PJ, Trexler RV, Sharma S, Cole DR, Wrighton KC, Biddle JF, Denis EH, Fredrickson JK, Kieft TL, Onstott TC, Peterson L, Pfiffner SM, Phelps TJ, Schrenk MO. 2014. Trends and future challenges in sampling the deep terrestrial biosphere. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5:481. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00481