Upcoming events


Aug 16, Hatzenpichler lab opens at MSU

If you are an interested student or postdoc, please contact me via email:

roland.hatzenpichler (at) montana.edu

To learn about my research, come to my talk at MSU's CBE on September 8th

Environmental Microbiology Lab

Recent events

Jun 28, New paper in PNAS

Hatzenpichler R et al. Visualizing in situ translational activity for identifying and sorting slow-growing archaeal-bacterial consortia.   Download PDF  Press release by DOE JGI  News & Views in Nature Microbiol


- establishes activity-based cell-sorting of uncultured, protein synthesis active cells
- discovery of interactions of methane-oxidizing archaea (ANME) with Verrucomicrobia

- demonstrates that some ANME-SRB consortia are active in absence of methane

- identifies cellular partners of individual ANME-SRB consortia from two seeps

Roland Hatzenpichler, PhD                         

Assistant Research Professor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Montana State University, Bozeman

contact: roland.hatzenpichler (at) montana.edu

Aug 23, 15:30-17:30, Poster# 042B @ ISME, Montreal. Poster on our recent study on translationally active AOM-consortia

Sep 8, Talk in Seminar series of the Center for Biofilm Engineering, MSU

Sep 12-16, Sampling trip to Yellowstone National Park's Heart Lake Basin

Oct 18-19, @ Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) workshop in Marina, CA

​​​Jul 27, Invited talk @ Gordon Research Conference Organic Geochemistry, Holderness, NH

Jul 14, New co-authored manuscript Characterization of chemosynthetic microbial mats associated with intertidal hydrothermal sulfur vents in White Point, San Pedro, CA, USA accepted in Front Microbiol.

Congrats, first author Priscilla Miranda!   PDF

Jun 13, Seminar talk @ Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Jun 17, Convening plenary session Who Is There and What Are They Doing? Identities and Functions of Microbial Dark Matter at ASM Microbe 2016 (ASM General Meeting).

​Jun 17, Talk in session Ocean's Sixteen: New Discoveries in Marine Microbiology @ ASM Microbe 2016, Boston, May 7, 13th Southern California Geobiology Symposium, Caltech, Pasadena, CA

Mar 3, Seminar talk @ Department of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Feb 29, Seminar talk @ Thermal Biology Institute, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Feb 23, Seminar talk @ Department of Geology and Environmental Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Feb 17, Seminar talk @ Department of Microbiology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH