7/29/2020: Gabriel successfully defended his dissertation, “Molecular and environmental controls on aerobic anoxygenic phototrophy”! Congratulations Dr. Vargas!! Gabriel will be joining the Currie Lab at UWisconsin-Madison as a postdoc.

6/29/2020: Postdoc Michael Henson has been awarded a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology! Congratulations Mike!

3/19/2020: PhD student María Hernández Limón has been awarded a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship! Congratulations María!

3/4/2020: This winter we welcomed new postdoc Dr. Michael Henson to the lab. Several of us presented at OSM2020, and Maureen visited NOAA-GLERL for the CIGLR Great Lakes Seminar Series. Gearing up for spring fieldwork, just a few weeks away!

12/3/2019: New online: Our first comparative Great Lakes manuscript, led by Sara Paver, is published! Stay tuned for more… Find it here

11/5/2019: New online: Metabolic and biogeochemical consequences of viral infection in aquatic ecosystems. Congrats to all authors and thanks to the Moore Foundation for supporting this project!

7/25/2019: It has been a busy few months for the lab. We sailed on the R/V Blue Heron from Milwaukee to Duluth, hunting for cyanobacteria and other microbes. Read more about it here. We’re gearing up for our next Great Lakes Summer Survey aboard the R/V Lake Guardian. And meanwhile, our work with Jake Waldbauer tracking nitrogen into marine viruses was published in PNAS. Happy summer!

5/9/2019: We have just wrapped up Spring Survey 2019 with the awesome folks from EPA, the R/V Lake Guardian, Cornell, UM-Duluth, and others. Huge thank you to Justin and María for all their efforts at (inland) sea!

3/2/2019: We hosted 45 high school students from the Schuler Scholar Program for Earth Science Day at UChicago. María did a fantastic job organizing this event!

11/14/2018: Marine-freshwater biodiversity paper published in mSystems

10/8/2018: Caulobacter paper published, in collaboration with Crosson Lab What happens when you grow a collection of Caulobacter mutants in Lake Michigan water? This.

9/4/2018: Welcome Maria! Graduate student María Hernández Limón is joining our lab this fall. Maria was an undergraduate at Brown University and most recently worked in the Dyhrman lab at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University.

9/1/2018: Summer Survey 2018 We – led by Sara, Justin, and Maria – just wrapped up Year 7 of our Great Lakes microbial time series sampling. We are grateful to our collaborators at the EPA GLNPO and the captain and crew of the R/V Lake Guardian.

8/30/2018: NSF awarded! It’s official — we have received funding from the NSF Biological Oceanography program to support our work in the Great Lakes. This project focuses on the picocyanobacteria, and is a collaboration with Jake Waldbauer and Anne Thompson.

8/14/2018: ISME17 Gabriel presented his genetics work at ISME17 in Leipzig.