Our 2017 Networked Speaker Series speakers have been selected!  Please mark your calendars for this online seminar series to connect all of us interested “deeply” or broadly in the deep biosphere. Next month’s talk is by Dr. Annie Rowe at the University of Southern California, who will present “Eating rocks! Investigating microbial energy conservation with microbes that utilize solid mineral electron donors” on 3/9/17 at 9:30AM Hawaii Time/12:30PM PST/3:30PM EST.

Congratulations to the proponents of proposals selected for funding in our 2016 December call for research and education grants and fellowships. Stay tuned on our funded projects webpage for their exciting work in Phase 2 of C-DEBI!

  • Graduate Fellowship: Lilja Strang (Advisor: Craig Moyer, Western Washington University)
    Insights into the genomics of deep subsurface vs. near surface Thermococcus isolates
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Jeanine Ash (Advisor: Caroline Masiello, Rice University)
    Tracing deep biosphere methane cycling with clumped isotopes
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Jesse Colangelo-Lillis (Advisor: Boswell Wing, University of Colorado Boulder)
    MEGA Analogue for Subsurface Sedimentary In-Vivo Evolution (MASSIVE) Plate
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Abhiney Jain (Advisor: Jeff Gralnick, University of Minnesota)
    Taming a Zetaproteobacteria using genetics to understand iron cycling in the deep ocean biosphere: Mariprofundus ferrooxydans PV-1 as a model organism
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Alma Parada (Advisor: Anne Dekas, Stanford University)
    Linking genetic diversity in benthic marine archaea to functional variability and contributions to carbon cycling
  • Research Grant: John Dore and Eric Boyd, Montana State University
    Microbial anabolism in subseafloor sediments of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre: carbon vs. phosphorus limitation
  • Research Grant: Dionysis Foustoukos and Costantino Vetriani, Carnegie Institution of Washington and Rutgers University
    Symbiotic Growth of Piezophilic Deep-sea Vent Bacteria
  • Research Grant: Jessica Labonte and Peter van Hengstum, Texas A&M University Galveston
    Subseafloor prokaryotic and viral communities and interactions in anoxic marine basins: a case study from a 3000-year old stratigraphic succession
  • Education Grant: Sharon Cooper, LDEO-Columbia University
    Stories from the Deep Biosphere: An Interactive Science Experience


Jan Amend
C-DEBI Director