9.2017: A new study on arsenic biomethylation in an anaerobic culture enriched from Mekong Delta rice paddy soil has been published in ES&T. Key findings include the observation that anaerobes are capable of efficient arsenic methylation, despite the toxicity of trivalent methylated products, as well as a broader view of arsM diversity through a new degenerate primer pair and amplicon sequencing.
12.2016: Scott Maguffin joined the group at the beginning of December, after completing his PhD at the University of Oregon and a short stint with AGU in Washington, D.C. He will work on the NSF-funded project “Investigating the Limits of Arsenic Methylation in the Critical Zone.” Welcome!
12.2016: Phil was awarded a grant from Cornell’s IGERT program in Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate in support of his project: “Characterization of Nitrous Oxide Emission Hotspots and Microbial Gradients in Denitrifying Bioreactors.” Congratulations Phil!
Philip McGuire and Sanam Anwar joined the group in August to begin work on projects related to gas transfer in denitrifying bioreactors and constructed wetlands. Welcome!