Congratulations Emily on four years of hard work that have been recognized with the Socolofsky Award for undergraduate microbiology research. Some more on the award from the LSU Biological Sciences Undergraduate Student Awards website: “The recipient shall be a Senior and shall be a full-time student engaged in a research project with one of the […]
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 […]
Our paper on the cultivation and genomics of the freshwater SAR11 strain LSUCC0530 has been published online in the ISME Journal (Here). The SAR11 LD12 lineage evolved to colonize freshwater ecosystems, and, like its marine cousins, occurs as one of the most abundant freshwater bacterioplankton worldwide. Strain LSUCC0530 represents the first cultivated representative of the […]
On Monday, January 15th, I got to join Celeste on a sampling trip to Calcasieu Jetties in Cameron, Louisiana. This was my first time going on a sampling trip since joining the Thrash Lab. While it was quite a cold morning, it was still a fun time. There were some beautiful views along the way […]
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 […]
Cameron and the lab got highlighted by LSU as a recent Featured Tiger. There are some great shots from near Lake Borgne included and solid cameos by Mike, Celeste, Emily, Anna, and of course the RV Schipperke.
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 […]