Top 100 Discoveries of 2016

Happy New Year everyone!! 2016 was a great year for the Wrighton Lab. One of our publications was selected as one of the Top 100 Discoveries of 2016. We would like to thank all of our amazing collaborators, including EMSL for making this publication possible.

Read the original publication here

Here’s to hoping 2017 is just as successful!


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

H2O radio

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

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

OSU news room


Recent shale news








Images: Mike Wilkins, Ohio State University

Top:  Bacterial culture isolated from shale wells, incubated in a titanium cell under high pressures and temperatures.

Bottom: Cross section of hydraulic fracturing process.

New Life for Fracturing Wells –

Some of the natural gas produced by shale wells may actually be produced by microbial life introduced during the fracturing process.

Learn about the latest energy solutions at ASME’s Power & Energy Conference and Exhibition.


Multi-Omics Conference

Kelly, Kayla and Dan are having a great time at the Multi-omics for Microbiomes conference!




Multi-omics meeting at PNNL

Our lab is getting excited for the Multi-omics for Microbiomes Conference at PNNL this fall!


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Link to meeting

Submit your abstract by August 15, 2015