We’re recruiting Ph.D. students!

The Thrash Lab is recruiting Ph.D. students to begin in summer/fall 2020 through the USC Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography graduate program. Projects could span a variety of topics including high-throughput cultivation and genomics of new marine bacterioplankton, investigating microbial interactions with synthetic marine communities, fundamental evolutionary constraints on growth rates, biological growth efficiencies, riverine […]

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Thrash Lab research at ASM

We’re heading to ASM Microbe 2019 this week and both Celeste and Mike are presenting unpublished results of their current research. Mike is giving a talk and both have posters are in the AES session on Sunday 6/23: AES-1090: Comparative Genomics and Physiology Using New Isolates Supports Niche Differentiation within Coastal SAR11 Subclade IIIa – […]

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Mike Graduated!

Although Mike defended and had all his paperwork in for finishing his Ph.D. last year, the timing was such that he needed to wait to walk until the May graduation ceremony, which was last week on May 10th. It was a typical southern Louisiana spring morning- thunderstorms with tons of rain, followed by a steam-off […]

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Celeste and Jordan receive accolades

This has been a productive month for Celeste and Jordan! Celeste received an Honorable Mention for her Graduate Research Fellowship Program application, and had her abstract selected for a talk at the Southern California Geobiology Symposium at Cal Tech. It was her first talk and she crushed it. Jordan received the Biology Outstanding Teaching Award […]

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Emily graduates with honors

Emily Nall, an undergraduate researcher in our lab for 4 1/2 years, graduated from LSU yesterday Summa Cum Laude. She also received the University Medal and was one of only two students to receive the College Honors distinction for completing all of her honors coursework as well as successfully writing and defending an Honors Thesis. […]

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Mike successfully defends his Dissertation

Last Friday, on the last day of November, 2018, Mike Henson successfully defended his dissertation, entitled High-Throughput Cultivation of Bacterioplankton from the Gulf of Mexico and Genomics of the First Cultured LD12 Representative.┬áIt was a sunny, beautiful morning and Mike had a great turnout. His dissertation contains three data chapters, two of which have already […]

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