Nov 17, Roland gives talk at Harvard's Microbial Sciences Initiative, Cambridge, MA
Dec 6, Roland gives talk at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
Dec 15, Roland gives talk at American Geophysical Union meeting, Chicago, IL
Feb 9 2023, Roland gives talk at Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series
May 2, Roland gives talk at German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
​Jul 16-21 2023, Roland chairs session at GRC Applied and Environmental Microbiology. South Hadley, MA

Recent and selected past events

Upcoming events in 2022

​Hatzenpichler ​Environmental Microbiology Lab

99% of microbes cannot be grown in the lab. We seek to understand what this "uncultured majority" is doing and how its activity shapes Earth's biogeochemical cycles ​and life on our planet.

If you are a highly motivated prospective grad student or postdoc candidate, please contact Roland by email. Prospective graduate students interested in microbiology, astrobiology, ecology, molecular biology, and/or biochemistry can join our lab via the Chem-Biochem, Microbiology, or Molecular Biosciences Program.

Sep 20 6, New paper in ISME Comm: Culexarchaeia, a novel archaeal class of anaerobic generalists inhabiting geothermal environments. ​Anthony discovered a new class of thermophilic archaea that, besides being generalists, have the potential for anaerobic methylotrophy.   PDF   SOI



Aug 10, Anthony wins poster award at the Gordon Research Conference on the Molecular Basis of Microbial One-Carbon Metabolism!

Congratulations Anthony on this very well deserved recognition!




Aug 8, New $1.7M award funds extension of our single cell physiology work into the human gut microbiome. MSU News article

We will soon hire a new postdoc or staff scientist and graduate students to start work on this exciting new project.





Mar 31, Just out in ISME Communications: George's first manuscript Correlative SIP-FISH-Raman-SEM-NanoSIMS links identity, morphology, biochemistry, and physiology of environmental microbes. Multimodal microscopy all on the same cell! PDF   SOI   EMSL press release