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!
Our paper was accepted at GRL and is online now! We determined the mineralogy and iron redox chemistry of nanoscale inclusions from 2.5 billion-year-old Banded Iron Formations (BIFs) and found that the primary minerals were iron-rich silicate minerals dominated […]
Feb 7-9, 2018: Isaac and Jena traveled to the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to analyze Isaac’s experimental precipitates for his senior thesis. These analyses culminate many months of Isaac’s careful planning and hard work!