Dec 1, Roland gives seminar at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, TX
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!
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
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
Jan 1, the Hatzenpichler lab opens in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Bldg of MSU
Apr 5, Roland gives seminar at BioTechnology Institute, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Apr 15-18, Roland at conference on New Opportunities to Study Origins of the Eukaryotic Cell, HHMI-Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA
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.