New projects are posted on BURA, with possibly other opportunities to work on the microbiology of biofuels and climate change available. Both wet lab and computational projects are available! Email Kristen (with a resume or cv) for more information. The posted projects can be viewed after the jump.
The NSF CAREER award will use our culture collection to investigate the microbial ecology and evolution of climate change! Read more about it here. Thank you NSF for supporting our work!
Kristen DeAngelis and Ph.D. candidate, Gina Chaput, have received an in-kind award from the DOE Environmental Molecular Science Laboratories. Entitled “Iron Chelator-Mediated Biotransformation of Lignin by Novel sp., Tolumonas lignolytica BRL6-1, in Anoxic Conditions,” this award has the estimated value equal to $59,236.00 and will provide equipment and analyses for Gina’s dissertation. Gina is currently studying how the bacteria Tolumonas lignolytica BRL6-1 modifies plant material known as lignin under conditions that lack oxygen. These analyses will allow her to look at compounds produced by BRL6-1 specifically in response to lignin as well as detect changes to the lignin structure over time.
Congratulations, Xiaojun Liu for being selected as a NEON-ESA Early Career Scholar! He presented his research in a talk at the Ecological Society of America meeting in August 2018.
This is a continuation (and possible replacement) for the website of Kristen DeAngelis and the Molecular Microbial Ecology lab at UMass. News and archived content should all still be over there.