2017 Integrative Biology Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year:
Congratulations to Mallika and to Nihal! Both are headed to do great things in great PhD programs. Mallika will be joining Adam Godzik’s group at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and Nihal is joining the UC Irvine Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. Each program is lucky to have an exceptional student.
Our publication describing the unexplored archaeal diversity in the Old Woman Creek freshwater wetland has been accepted to Environmental Microbiology.
This research, which was led by Adrienne, results from work done with our great collaborators at OSU in the Wrighton Lab.
Congratulations to Adrienne, who just received word that her NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant will be recommended for funding.
The lab welcomes Kendra DeHay. Kendra is a student in the Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology. She is working on the Golden Retriever Microbiome project.
Both David and Mallika are presenting posters at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference, and David’s was elevated to a lightening talk. Here are their titles:
Insights into Bathyarcheota Ecology and Co-occurrence Patterns as Revealed by Public Metagenome Sequencing Data
Prediction of Prokaryotic Optimum Growth Temperature Based on Genomic and Proteomic Features
Adrienne will be presenting her poster at ISME 16 this week. (She also won a travel award to attend.) Her title is
Archaeal and bacterial distribution and diversity across spatial and geochemical gradients within a methane-emitting freshwater wetland
Congratulations to Adrienne, who was awarded a travel grant to attend the ISME meeting this summer! Adrienne will present her poster, “Archaeal and bacterial distribution and diversity across spatial and geochemical gradients within a methane-emitting freshwater wetland.”
The lab welcomes Mallika Iyer, a student in the Masters of Integrated Sciences Program. Mallika is studying the genomic and proteomic factors affecting the optimum growth temperature (OGT) of microorganisms. Her long term goal is to develop a predictor of OGT.