Dr. Alice Bosco Santos joins the lab to study modern euxinic basins and Precambrian sediments. Alice is a FAPESP postdoctoral scholar. She made the move from the University of Campinas, Brazil, and will be here for a year. Bem vinda Alice!
Check out our new publication about sulfur cycling in a deep biosphere coal bed.
Microbial sulfate reduction potential in coal-bearing sediments down to ~2.5 km below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula, Japan, Clemens Glombitza, Rishi Ram Adhikari, Natascha Riedinger, William Patrick Gilhooly III, Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Fumio Inagaki, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2015
Check out our new pub about sulfur cycling in Mahoney Lake!
Citation: A comprehensive sulfur and oxygen isotope study of sulfur cycling in a shallow, hyper-euxinic meromictic lake, William P. Gilhooly III, Christopher T. Reinhard, Timothy W. Lyons, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 189, 1-23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2016.05.044, 2016
I had a great time in Ghent at the Joint European Stable Isotopes User group Meeting. We presented our recent advancements in EA-IRMS. We also tried a lot of amazing Belgian beers. I recommend drinking L’Arogante at the Trollekelder.
Congrats to undergrad student Dan Orazi for winning the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Military Veterans Scholarship Program. Dan was one of only ten students awarded this national scholarship. Way to go Dan!
IUPUI press release here: http://earthsciences.iupui.edu/sciencestory/geology-undergraduate-wins-national-veteran-scholarship.
Fotis and Molly process Mahoney Lake cores at LaCore.
I’m proud of our MURI team. They did an excellent job of measuring the spectral characteristics of phototrophic bacteria. Their posters at IUPUI Research Day were awesome.
Getting some good sandwiches with James at Giordano Bros (Pittsburgh-style eats). James had a great poster presentation about microbial sulfur cycling in his Pacific Northwest lakes.
Another great Midwest Geobiology Symposium, this time in Chicago. The after party was awesome.
Greg Druschel and I convened the Second Annual Midwest Geobiology Symposium at IUPUI. The meeting was a big success. We drew 90 participants from 20 schools in the Midwest. We thank the Agouron Institute, IUPUI and OVCR for their support, and all who attended. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone again next year in Chicago!