We had a sushi-making party to welcome Alice Zhou and Chrissie Nims to the Microbe-Mineral lab! Very excited to have them both here in Ann Arbor.
One of our new lab members, Chrissie Nims (grad student starting in the fall), was here this last weekend to find an apartment so we had a lab taco night at Jena’s house!
Sammy and Isaac presented posters today at the Michigan Geologic Union!
Proud of Isaac this weekend presenting his first conference poster at the Rocky Mountain Geobiology Symposium!
How much has the current record of iron formations been affected by subduction, deformation, and burial? Peter Molnar (CU-Boulder) and I tried to scale for these biases of preservation and found that the resultant record looks like there could have been extensive […]
Excited to share an in-press review article out of the Microbe-Mineral Lab highlighting how we can infer ancient metabolisms from the mineral record! Find the paper at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.01.047
We’re back at the Stanford synchrotron, and getting to try out our new liquid nitrogen dewar where we’ve stored our samples en route to keep them pristine and unaltered. Already getting some ‘illuminating’ iron X-ray spectra of Isaac’s experimental precipitates!
We had a belated welcome and birthday celebration for Kendall, who is now an undergrad researcher in the Microbe-Mineral Lab!
I’m recruiting PhD students for Fall 2019 interested in understanding deep-time geobiology/ astrobiology and the evolution of metabolisms, through microbe-mineral lab experiments and mineral characterization! We have multiple projects recreating BIFs in the lab and constraining ancient seawater chemistry — […]
The first Microbe-Mineral lab happy hour took place today (Aug 15, 2018) to welcome Isaac to Michigan and welcome Sammy to the lab!