Mar 23, Anaerobic Coy chamber is installed 

Feb 12, Leica DM4B with automatic stage is installed

Jan 23-27, Roland @ CIFAR-GBMF workshop "Symbiotic Interactions in the Oceans" workshop, Kihei, HI

Jan 2, Nick Reichart joins the new lab as first graduate student

Jan 1, the Hatzenpichler lab opens in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Bldg of MSU

Nov 17, Small-Scale Community Science Program project "Cosmopolitan sediment-dwelling archaea hypothesized to be involved in anaerobic carbon cycling" is selected for funding by the Joint Genome Institute!

Nov 7, Sampling trip to Yellowstone National Park

Nov 1, Roland starts as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry @ MSU, Bozeman

​​​If you are a prospective grad student or postdoc interested in joining the lab, please contact Roland:
​roland.hatzenpichler (at)​

Recent events

​​May 11-12, Roland gives seminar @ Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada

Jun 1-4, Roland @ ASM Microbe 2017, New Orleans, LA

Jun 4th, Roland co-convenes plenary session “Looking with new eyes: novel approaches to characterize interactions & functions of the microbiome" at ASM Microbe 2017. Speakers are Emily Balskus, David Berry, Jane Hill, and Laura Pace. 

​Jul 23-28, Roland gives invited talk @ GRC Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology, Waterville Valley, NH

Roland Hatzenpichler, PhD                         

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Montana State University, Bozeman

contact: roland.hatzenpichler (at)

Environmental Microbiology Lab

99% of microorganisms cannot be grown in the lab. We seek to understand what this "uncultured majority" is doing and how their activity shapes Earth's biogeochemical cycles.

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