Just announced: the 4th annual Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium will be taking place on April 11 2020 at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Mark your calendars for this great opportunity to meet all kinds of bio & geo enthusiasts and hear about the research done across the Rocky Mountain states. Abstract submission deadline is February 29.
Welcome to our new undergraduate research assistants Joely Depoy and Alec Elder who joined us in the spring and summer respectively and are back in the lab working on culturing exciting new soil microbes, new graduate student Toby Halamka who is tackling soil lipid biomarkers, postdoc Jamie McFarlin working closely with collaborators in CU’s Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) on arctic paleoclimate, and postdoc Emma Bertran working on a joint project on nitrogen biochemistry with the Zhang lab at the Princeton Environmental Institute. Excited to have you all and looking forward to the fun science ahead.
Our collaborative proposal with the Leavitt lab at Dartmouth into the isotopic signatures of archaeal lipid biomarkers got funded by NSF. This will be a fantastic collaboration that has been several years in the planning and we look very much forward to working closely with the team at Dartmouth.