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.
I had a productive whirlwind visit to THE Ohio State University last week, visiting the Wrighton Lab to discuss our collaborative project studying the microbial communities inhabiting freshwater wetlands, the Center for Applied Plant Sciences to give a talk to an inquisitive, sharp audience, and the OSU experimental wetlands, which – aside from hosting a lot of interesting research – are constructed in the shape of a pair of kidneys, adjacent to a cemetery.
The lab welcomes David Banks-Richardson, who is pursuing a MS in Integrative Biology. David comes to us with a background in environmental sciences and interesting work experience in water quality.
Congratulations to Adrienne, whose abstract has been selected for a student travel award to the 2015 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology in New Orleans. Adrienne will present a poster on our freshwater wetlands work with the Wrighton lab (OSU). Her abstract is titled, “Community level and genome level insights into methane cycling archaea in temperate freshwater wetlands.”