CBE Seminar: Microbial community assembly processes in an uncontaminated subsurface aquifer
- Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Roberts Hall, 301 - view map
Anna Zelaya is a PhD candidate in MSU’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology as well as the CBE, where she works for Dr. Matthew Fields. Anna's research focuses on the microbial ecology of subsurface environments. The subsurface environment is a complex ecosystem that until recently has been thought to be devoid of life. However, a rich diversity of microorganisms are now known to play key roles in global biogeochemical processes such as carbon and nutrient cycling, biodegradation, and groundwater purification. A major goal in microbial ecology is to understand the environmental and biological factors that drive bacteria to form communities, and how these communities change over space and time. The work presented will focus on results of a three-month temporal survey of microbial communities in an uncontaminated subsurface aquifer in the Field Research Center at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
If you would like to meet with Anna, please contact her at email@example.com