Recent and upcoming events

Selected past events

​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 biochemistry are encouraged to apply to both the Chem-Biochem and Molecular Biosciences Program.

Sep 4, Nick's first paper Activity-based cell sorting reveals responses of uncultured archaea and bacteria to substrate amendment is published in The ISME Journal.

Congratulations Nick to his first publication!   PDF   Read "Behind the paper" blog post


Sep 1, New grant by the Moore–Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell will support our collaborative work on Asgard archaea. We are looking forward to working with the teams of Brett Baker, Thijs Ettema & Mark Ellisman. MSU press release


Jun 15, George receives Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) award from NASA's Planetary Science division. George is one of only 34 graduate students nationwide to receive this award. Congratulations on this fantastic achievement, George!   Press release

Jun 8, Consensus Statement Roadmap for naming uncultivated Archaea and Bacteria published in Nature Microbiology   ​PDF   Press release

May 7, Anthony passes his candidacy exam. Great job, Anthony, congratulations!

May 1, Congratulations to George who passed his candidacy exam today. Great job! 

Mar 27, Roland gives MicroSeminar "Ecophysiology of uncultured sediment-dwelling microbes revealed by substrate analog probing".  Watch recorded talk

Mar 4, Roland joins Editorial Board of Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports

Feb 15, supported through a NSF STEM Storyteller fellowship, George presents research at AAAS meeting in Seattle, WA

Feb 13, New review article in Nature Reviews Microbiology: Next-generation physiology approaches to study microbiome function at single cell level  ​

Feb 13, New research article published in Frontiers in Microbiology: Metabolic Implications of Using BioOrthogonal Non-Canonical Amino Acid Tagging (BONCAT) for Tracking Protein Synthesis. Congrats to first author Katie Steward and thanks for a great collaboration, Valerie & Brian! 




2017, Jan 1, the Hatzenpichler lab opens in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Bldg of MSU