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October 2019

We've expanded our fruit-harvesting repertoire to include apples. Happy apple and leaf-peeping season all!

September 2019

The lab has moved back to its original digs in Steele Hall! We've been busy revamping our space and unpacking supplies. Here's Yujiao and Alec setting up the chemostat corner and Beverly and Alec standing in our new incubator aisle. Looking forward to getting the science restarted very soon!

August 2019

Alice's paper is now up on bioRxiv! Read about how energy flux controls tetraether lipid cyclization in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius here.

August 2019

Carter's first injections into the GC! We're looking forward to a lot more cool data this school year.

July 2019

It's strawberry season in the Upper Valley! Leavitt Lab & friends kicked off their 4th of July with a fruitful haul of ripe berries.

June 2019

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!

June 2019

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.

June 2019

Alice successfully defended her Master's thesis, "Archaeal Membrane Lipids Record Cellular Bioenergetic State." Congratulations, Alice!

May 2019

Lina won the departmental Earle Lenker graduate award for outstanding academic achievement. Nice work, Lina!

May 2019

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! 

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! 

April 2019

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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! 

March 2019

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.