Mike wins McDaniel Travel Award to attend #ISME17

Congratulations to Mike on winning the LSU Biological Sciences McDaniel Travel Award! 1000 clams goes a long way! Some notes on this memorial award, from the LSU Graduate Student Awards website: “The McDaniel Travel Award is a competitive award that memoralizes Michael McDaniel, a promising graduate student who¬† died tragically in the second year of […]

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Thrash Lab presentations at Ocean Sciences

We’re going to Ocean Sciences in Portland next week. Both Celeste and Mike have posters on Thursday, February 15th from 1600-1800: MM44A-1512: The Ecology, Physiology, and Genomic Analysis of Novel SAR11 Isolates MM44A-1513: Cultivation, genomics, and characterization of the first isolate from the freshwater SAR11 clade LD12 Session MM44A: Functional, Ecological, and Evolutionary Implications of […]

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Diving the Dead Zone

Back in August, I accompanied Nancy Rabalais and LUMCON dive safety officer Ben Acker on a dive trip to station C6C. That location is an oil platform south of Terrebonne Bay with equipment for monitoring water conditions such as temperature, salinity, and dissolved oxygen. I’ve posted before about our work there exchanging equipment and taking […]

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Thrash Lab Ph.D. position in aquatic microbiology

We’re looking for students interested in pursuing Ph.D. research on one of a variety of topics in marine and estuarine microbiology. Possible projects involve comparative genomics, integrative (meta)genomics and physiology, synthetic ecology, integrated transcriptomics and metabolomics, high-throughput cultivation, and host-phage interactions. Both basic and applied research avenues are available, and students will have the ability […]

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Mike Henson awarded AMNH grant

Congratulations go to Mike for being awarded a Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research from the American Museum of Natural History. Mike will use the grant to explore the use of Oxford Nanopore sequencing to conduct coastal gene expression surveys for various abundant SAR11 bacteria, including LD12. An excellent accomplishment!

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