Alice's paper is now up on bioRxiv! Read about how energy flux controls tetraether lipid cyclization in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius here.
Carter's first injections into the GC! We're looking forward to a lot more cool data this school year.
It's strawberry season in the Upper Valley! Leavitt Lab & friends kicked off their 4th of July with a fruitful haul of ripe berries.
Congratulations to our 2019 graduating seniors Alec Cobban and Cameron Buxton, as well as our graduating M.S. students Lina Taenzer and Alice Zhou! Lina and Alice will be pursuing their PhD's at MIT-WHOI and the University of Michigan respectively. We appreciate everyone's hard work and wish them great success in their next steps!
Wil and Beverly traveled to the Geobiology Society Conference in Banff. Wil gave a fantastic talk titled, "Archaeal lipid indicators of energy limitation in extreme environments" and Beverly presented a poster.
Alice successfully defended her Master's thesis, "Archaeal Membrane Lipids Record Cellular Bioenergetic State." Congratulations, Alice!
Lina won the departmental Earle Lenker graduate award for outstanding academic achievement. Nice work, Lina!
Alec presented a poster at the 2019 Wetterhahn symposium and successfully defended his senior thesis,"The effect of environmental drivers on lipid composition in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius," receiving high honors. Congratulations, Alec!
Our lab group just celebrated Lina's successful Master's Defense,"The Isotope Biogeochemistry of Methane Produced from the C-P Lyase Pathway." Congratulations, Lina!
The Leavitt Lab and Strauss Lab traveled down to Amherst College to attend the 2019 NE Geobiology Symposium. Lina gave an amazing talk and Alice, Yujiao, Alec, and Beverly presented posters.