Polar Geomicrobiology Group
Postdoc position applications are accepted until March 8, 2024.
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How does life interact with ice? This question takes many different forms but summarizes the focus of research within our group. Specifically, we study how microorganisms, such as bacteria and archaea, survive in environments where melting and freezing are important physical attributes of the habitat. We make measurements in these habitats because microbial activity in polar and aquatic environments contributes to global element cycling, is critical to understanding the limits of life on Earth, and provides essential insight into the potential for life on planets and moons within our solar system.
We also have funding for undergraduate and graduate students to join the group. Please email Alex Michaud (email@example.com) to discuss these opportunities.