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Harold Carlson



Address: University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences

825 Bloom Walk, ACB 302

Los Angeles, California 90089-0740



I am interested in the evolution, ecology, and metabolism or organisms living in extreme marine environments. These environments have a lot to tell us about the limits of life on Earth and on other worlds. I have previous research experience working in Dr. Will Harcombe's lab at the University of Minnesota. There I assisted graduate student Lisa Fazzino study the impact of various carbohydrate mediums on E. Coli growth in a competitive community with Salmonella, and under pressure from a bacteriophage. I am currently about to start assisting graduate student Diana Bojanova with competitive metabolism studies in low energy environments. 



University of Southern California, B.S. in Biological Sciences, minor in marine biology 2022


USC Department of Earth Sciences, Amend Lab, Undergraduate Researcher (2018-present)

University of Minnesota - Saint Paul, Research Assistant (Summer 2017)

  • Participated in microbial population dynamics research

  • Carried out and repeat experiments

  • Graphed and interpreted data in Excel

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