The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Northwest Glaciologists’ Meeting

October 18th, 2014 No Comments

Today I presented an overview [PDF] of the Greenland Ice Microbiome Project at the Northwest Glaciologists’ Meeting in Fairbanks. It was encouraging that they didn’t laugh at me (except where they were supposed to)!

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Two NOAA projects funded!

October 10th, 2014 No Comments

We’re very excited to announce that two recent Cryomics Lab proposals have been selected for funding by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We’re also looking for students to work on these projects! The first project, “Mapping the Uncharted Diversity of Arctic Marine Microbes”, was funded by the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and […]



August 27th, 2014 No Comments

Hello Seoul! Make sure to meet Cryomics postdoc Anne-Lise Ducluzeau at poster #109A in Session PS23 – Biodiversity, adaptation and interactions in extreme environments. Also don’t miss Jeff Bowman‘s talk on Friday at 2:30 in CS40: Biodiversity, adaptation and interactions in extreme — “Increased rates of horizontal gene transfer in psychrophilic genomes and potential links […]

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Graduate Student Assistantship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

July 29th, 2014 No Comments

to begin Spring/Summer 2015 A graduate student assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.) is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Collins at the University of Alaska Fairbanks ( Contact Dr. Collins ( to discuss the position in more detail. Please include a brief description of your research interests, experience, and academic preparations. Competitive applicants will have […]

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Next stop, Greenland!

March 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Click through to check out my latest adventure: the Greenland Ice Microbiome Project!

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