High Meadows Scientist
Areas of expertise: Mercury pollution, nitrogen use, climate change, environmental microbiology, stable isotope geochemistry, agriculture, biogeochemistry and biotechnology
Kritee helps the Office of Chief Scientist defend the Clean Air Act and Mercury standards, reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in India and Vietnam and examine models that determine nitrous oxide emissions in agriculture.
Kritee gained postdoctoral experience on nitrogen cycling in the environment as a Camille and Henry Dreyfus post-doctoral fellow in Environmental Chemistry at Princeton University. Kritee also served as a Governor’s Executive Fellow at Eagleton Institute of Politics.
- Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University, 2008
- B.Tech., M.Tech., Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (IITD), India, 1996-2001
- Tamar Barkay, Kritee K., Eric Boyd, and Gill Geesey (2010), A thermophilic bacterial origin of the microbial mercuric reductase and subsequent constraints on its evolution by redox, light, and salinity, Environmental Microbiology. 12 (11): 2904-2917
- Deutsch, C. A., K. Kritee, D. M. Sigman, S. Khatiwala and J. Granger (2010), The isotopic signature of denitrification and the global marine nitrogen balance, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., IT11A-05
- K. Kritee, D. M. Sigman, and J. Granger (2010), Dependence of the Nitrogen Isotope Effect of Denitrification on the Cell Specific Nitrate Reduction Rate and its Implications for Denitrification in the Ocean, Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., IT 11A-06
- Kritee K., Tamar Barkay and Joel. D. Blum (2009), Mass dependent stable isotope fractionation of mercury during mer mediated microbial degradation of monomethylmercury Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 73 (5): 1285-1296
- Kritee K., Joel. D. Blum and Tamar Barkay (2008), Mercury stable isotope fractionation during reduction of Hg(II) to Hg(0) by different microbial pathways, Environmental Science and Technology. 42 (24): 9171–9177.
- Kritee K., Joel. D. Blum, Marcus W. Johnson, Bridget. A. Bergquist and Tamar Barkay (2007), Mercury stable isotope fractionation during reduction of Hg(II) to Hg(0) by mercury resistant microorganisms. Environmental Science and Technology. 41:1889-1895.
- K. Kritee, D. M. Sigman, and J. Granger (2009), Nitrogen Isotope Fractionation Increases with the Cell-Specific Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction Rate, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., H53D-0964.