The Geomicrobiology Laboratory supports microbiological, molecular, and biochemical approaches directed towards research in geomicrobiology and microbial biogeochemistry. The lab is fully equipped for characterization of microbial community structure and function by extraction, amplification, and analysis of DNA from environmental samples, including computational capabilities for genomic analysis. Instrumentation for sterile technique and cultivation allows for the isolation and growth of microorganisms and for the production of biogenic minerals. An epifluorescence microscope is available for analysis and enumeration of microbes in natural samples, including imaging of microbe-mineral assemblages.
Molecular geomicrobiology lab: 2026 C.C. Little Building
Bioinformatics: 2016 C.C. Little Building