New genus of Bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells

September 12, 2016
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By: Pam Frost Gorder

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there—populated in part by a never-before-seen genus of bacteria they have dubbed “Frackibacter.”

New Graduate Students Autumn 2016

August 12, 2016
Department of Microbiology

New Microbiology PhD Students Autumn 2016

Siavash Azari                                       Yunxiao Liu

Microbiology Student receives NSF Fellowship

June 27, 2016
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Garrett Smith, graduate student in Dr. Kelly Wrighton's lab, received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2016-2017 year. Anne Booker, graduate student in Dr. Michael Wilkins's lab, received an honorable mention.