2014 Shelfwide cruising update 1

Saturday night we shoved off in the R/V Pelican from LUMCON a little after midnight, as per the usual shelfwide cruise routine. We motored eastward through the night and arrived at the southwest pass of the Mississippi River Sunday morning, one of its several engineered mouths. After collecting samples through the salinity gradient a little […]

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Welcome Mike Henson!

Mike Henson has bravely chosen to do a Ph.D. here in the Thrash lab. He’s just finished a Master’s degree with Deric Learman at Central Michigan University (who recently gave a free online talk featuring Mike’s work over at MicroSeminar) and will be continuing to build his skills in both culture-dependent and -independent techniques. A […]

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LSUCC in full effect

This semester, Jessica, Brette, and David have been working hard getting the high-throughput culturing lab (HTCL) up and running. Today Brette and David put samples of their first putative isolates in the freezer, thus christening the official LSU culture collection (LSUCC). We are naming this in the tradition of Stephen J. Giovannoni’s HTCC at Oregon State […]

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