New Professor at UPenn
Ileana will be starting as an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania on July 1, 2017. She is also looking for prospective graduate students to kick-start her research program within the Department of Earth and Environmental Science and in association to the Center for Energy Research. She is looking for candidates interested in microbial biogeochemistry from a deep-time and energy-use perspective. The prospective student(s) will be expected to work at the interface between geology, chemistry, and biology.
Katrina J. Edwards Memorial Dissertation Award
Lily got 2016 Katrina J. Edwards Memorial Dissertation Award!
Lily worked on the isolation and characterization of unique bacteria, both in their phylogeny and physiology, from the deep terrestrial biosphere- research that follows directly in the spirit of Katrina's research thrust. Lily has also been involved in several productive collaborations apart from her dissertation work resulting in 5 scholarly publications so far with several more in the pipeline.
Congratulations to the newly Dr. Lily Momper for her successful thesis defense on microbial ecology in the deep terrestrial biosphere! Dr. Momper will soon be headed to MIT for post-doctoral research funded by the highly-selective Crosby Fellowship. Her brilliance, wit, and energetic presence will be greatly missed!
Lily Momper and Laura Zinke were accepted to DCO summer school Yellowstone National Park
Jayme Feyhl-Buska was accepted to the International Geobiology Course
Congratulations to PhD candidate Laura Zinke for her recent award of the IODP/USSSP Schlanger Fellowship! Over 2016-2017 she will work on metatranscriptomic characterizations of carbon cycling in the Baltic Sea Basin using sediment collected during IODP X347