Dr. Eaton is the Chair of the Forensic Biology program at Embry-Riddle. She earned a Ph.D. from Oregon State University and has enjoyed a career as a research microbiologist in both academia and government agencies. She has over a decade of experience working in pathology, toxicology and veterinary medicine, in addition to supporting the military through research focused in bioremediation, antimicrobial resistance, environmental and microbial forensics. Her research interests are in environmental, microbial and wildlife forensics.
- Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, Oregon State University
- BIO 302: Instrum Analys & Trace Evidenc
- CEFB 396: COOP Ed - Forensics Biology
- CEFB 397: COOP Ed - Forensics Biology
- BIO 405: Molecular & Cell Biology
- BIO 405L: Molecular & Cell Biology Lab
PublicationsFuller, M.E., Hatzinger, P.B., Condee, C.W., Andaya, C., Vainberg, S., Michalsen, M.M., Crocker, F.H., Indest, K.J., Jung, C.M., Eaton, H.L., and Istok, J.D. (2015). Laboratory evaluation of bioaugmentation for aerobic treatment of RDX in groundwater. Biodegradation. 26 (1): 77-89.
Indest, K.I., Eaton, H.L., Jung, C.J., Lounds, C.B. (2014). Biotransformation of explosives by Reticulitermes flavipes associated termite endosymbionts. Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology. 24: 114-119.
Eaton H.L., Murty, L.D., Duringer, J.M., Craig, A.M. (2013). Ruminal bioremediation of the high energy explosive HMX by sheep microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 350 (2014): 34-41.
Eaton H.L., Duringer, J.M., Murty, L.D., Craig, A.M. (2013). Anaerobic bioremediation of RDX by ovine whole rumen fluid and pure culture isolates. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 97(8): 3699-3710.
Eaton, H.L., De Lorme, M., Chaney, R.L., Craig, A.M. (2011). Ovine Ruminal Microbes Are Capable of Biotransforming Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX). Microbial Ecology. 62:274-286.
Eaton, H.L. (2011). Anaerobic biodegradation of the cyclic nitramines, RDX and HMX, by ovine ruminal microbes. Dissertation, Oregon State University.
Memberships and Credentials
American Society of Microbiology
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
American Chemical Society
Council on Undergraduate Research