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Principal Investigator

Matt Schrenk, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geology & Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Degree: 
Ph.D.: School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 2005
M.Sc.: School of Oceanography, University of Washington, 2001
B.Sc.: Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998
Postdoctoral Research: 
Dept of Terrestrial Magnetism and Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington (2005-2008)

Postdoctoral Fellows

Danielle Morgan-Smith, Ph.D.
C-DEBI Postdoctoral Fellow
Research: 
High-pressure cultivation of subsurface microbes
Degree: 
Ph.D. Oceanography, Old Dominion University, 2012
M.S. Ocean and Earth Sciences, Old Dominion University, 2008
B.S. Biology and Environmental Science, College of William and Mary, 2005

Graduate Students

Katrina Twing, M.S.
Ph.D. Candidate
Research: 
Microbial diversity and metabolic potential of the serpentinite subsurface microbiome
Degree: 
M.S. Marine Biosciences, University of Delaware, 2009
B.A. Biology, Clark University, 2007
Crystal George
Master's student
Research: 
Physiology and phylogenetics of alkaliphilic anaerobic organotrophs in a serpentinizing subsurface habitat
Degree: 
B.S. Biology, East Carolina University, 2011

Undergraduate Students

Megan Hudak
Mary Sabuda
Jordan Salley

Past Lab Members

Melitza Crespo-Medina, Ph.D.
Research Professor, CECIA, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
Research: 
Microbial diversity, activity, and carbon metabolism in high pH serpentinite fluids
Degree: 
Ph.D. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Rutgers University, 2009
B.Sc. Biology, University of Puerto Rico, 2002
Postdoctoral Research: 
Deep Carbon Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2014)
University of Georgia (2009-2012)
William Brazelton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, University of Utah
Research: 
Tracing energy, carbon, and nitrogen flow in serpentinization-fueled microbial ecosystems
Degree: 
Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Washington, 2009
Postdoctoral Research: 
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow (2009-2013)
Alyssa Kloysuntia, M.S.
Research: 
Physiology and phylogeny of the biogeography of alkaliphilic heterotrophic bacteria from serpentinizing habitats
Degree: 
M.S. Biology, East Carolina University, 2014
B.S. Biology w/concentration in Microbiology, East Carolina University, 2011