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.
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.
Upcoming events in 2022
Recent and selected past events
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.
Apr 6, New preprint: 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. Preprint PDF SOI
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
Jan 3, Roland is elected to the User Executive Committee
Dec 22, George's correlative microscopy image of multicellular magnetotactic bacteria was voted to be the cover image of The ISME Journal in 2022! Thanks to all ISME members for voting for this image!
Dec 10, New paper by Viola: Microbial community response to polysaccharide amendment in anoxic hydrothermal sediments of the Guaymas Basin published! PDF
Nov 29, Roland presents on Next Generation Physiology approaches in seminar at the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Oct 21, George gives short talk on correlative microscopy at the New Lineages of Life symposium, hosted by the Joint Genome Institute Watch it here
Sep 23, Anthony gives short talk on Culexarchaeales at the New Lineages of Life symposium, hosted by the Joint Genome Institute Watch it here
Sep 16, George presents his research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA
Sep 1, Hatzenpichler lab and collaborators receive "Most Impactful Science" Poster award at the Joint Genome Institute User Meeting for our poster entitled "Methanogenic archaea and aerobic methane-synthesizing bacteria from diverse Yellowstone habitats"