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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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Woohoo! Astrobiology course approved!

February 13th, 2014 2 Comments

My Astrobiology course was approved by the Provost, so next spring I will be able to offer MSL294 Astrobiology: Planets, Oceans, and Life at the University of Alaska Fairbanks!! From the syllabus— Astrobiology is the study of the origins, evolution, and future of life on Earth and elsewhere in the Universe. From humble beginnings as […]

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Finals Week Ski Report

December 17th, 2013 No Comments

In between writing final exams and grading graduate student essays, I’ve also been doing something fun: learning to cross-country ski! I got me some beginner skis and boots and poles and have been out and about, falling down willy nilly around Fairbanks. My first lesson was on Saturday at the extensive UAF trail system. Lovely […]

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June 14th, 2012 No Comments

Continuing the good week, I have accepted a job offer at the University of Alaska — Fairbanks, and will be joining the Institute of Marine Science early next spring as an Assistant Professor in Oceanography! An additional piece of good news is that my first NSF grant proposal was funded through the Office of Polar […]

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