Oct 18, NSF funds collaborative project Building Genome-to-Phenome Infrastructure for Regulating
Methane in Deep and Extreme Environments by MSU and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Congratulations to MSU PI Robin Gerlach. Our team is excited to be part of this project!
Oct 3, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Marine Microbiology Initiative funds our
collaborative project with Peter Girguis (Harvard) and Mark Ellisman (UCSD) to resolve
the activity of marine microbes at nm to cm scale. Thanks a lot for your support!
Aug 27, undergraduate researcher Juliana Beauchene presents poster at the Thermophiles
conference in South Africa: Discovering the metabolic adaptations of alkaliphilic hyper-
thermophilic archaea to their extreme environment In Yellowstone National Park
Aug 30, postdoc Viola Krukenberg back from Woods Hole, where she served as a TA in the Microbial Diversity Course
Aug 7, graduate student Mackenzie Lynes joins the lab
Jul 20, JGI-EMSL FICUS (Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science) proposal is accepted
From phenotype to genotype and back again: large scale functional characterization of microbial
dark matter by combining activity-based cell sorting, isotope labeling, and genomic sequencing
Jul 17, graduate student April Oliver joins the lab
Jun 27, NSF MRI proposal for a Confocal Raman microscope with cell sorting capability funded!
We will use this instrument to study the in situ activity and growth substrates of uncultured cells
Jun 27, New paper accepted in Nat Sci Rep. Congrats first author Luke McKay! PDF
Occurrence and expression of novel methyl-coenzyme M reductase gene (mcrA) variants in hot spring sediments
May 10, Roland is named a NASA Early Career Fellow. Read MSU news release here
May 10, Our project on the biology of multicellular magnetotactic bacteria is funded
by the NASA Exobiology and Evolutionary Biology program
Apr 21, Postdoc Viola Krukenberg (PhD 2015, Max Planck Inst. for Marine Microbiology, Bremen) joins the lab
Apr 1, Hatzenpichler lab discovers the 4th domain of life, decides to not publish their results
Jan 2, Nick Reichart joins the 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 JGI
Nov 7, Sampling trip to Yellowstone National Park
If you are a highly motivated prospective grad student or postdoc candidate, please contact Roland by email.
Nov 14-15, Roland at annual meeting of the NSF Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations in Marina, CA
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Montana State University, Bozeman
Hatzenpichler 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.