New article

Check out the latest publication from our awesome Ohio State shale team.

Microbial metabolisms in a 2.5-km-deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales

Also take a look at some of the press about our findings

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JGI (David Gilbert): Microbial Metabolism Impacts Sustainability of Fracking Efforts

DCO: New Genus of Bacteria Found Living Inside Hydraulic Fracturing Wells

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Summer Undergraduate Research Presentations

Congratulations to our undergraduate students who are presenting their summer research work today at the student poster forum!

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Kayla (who mentored both undergraduates this summer) and David at his poster.

 

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Bridget O’Banion discussing her work on the NIH Salmonella project this summer with a peer.

 

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Kevin from the Wilkin’s lab explaining his biofilm assay to Kelly and Kayla.

 

ISME 2016

We had a successful trip to the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Meeting this year. Here are some pics from our trip!

Kelly and first year graduate student, Kayla gave fantastic talks.

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Also Kelly was the third most mentioned person during her talk on moose at ISME! Check out the statistics by Keith Turner and check him out on Twitter.

Graduate students at their posters (left to right: Jordan Angle, Robert Danczak, Paula Dalcin-Martin, Anne Brooker, Lindsey Solden):

 

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Congratulations to Paula Dalcin-Martin on her ISME student travel award!

Classic Ohio.

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We also found some time to explore Montreal and celebrate a productive summer!

Lab Dinner at Bouillon Bilk

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We went on an awesome food tour in Mile End.

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Climbed up Mount Royale.

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JGI MGM workshop

Our students are representing Ohio State and our team at the Joint Genome Institute’s Microbial Genomics and Metagenomics Workshop. OH!

 

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Undergraduate Research Scholars

Congratulations to our two newest undergraduates, David Morgan and Bridget O’Banion on receiving Undergraduate Education Summer Research Fellowships through the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute at Ohio State! We’re excited to have you around for the summer 🙂