Molecular Microbial Ecology Lab

Our mission is to conduct whatever sound scientific research necessary to better understand how individual microbes function as part of communities, and how microbial functions scale to ecosystem functions. Our most frequently used tools include molecular characterization (DNA, RNA, lipids and protein sequencing), physiological measurements (CO2 and trace gas production, biomass measures, cell counts), and bioinformatics (statistical analysis and modeling). We strive to apply the right tool to answer the question at hand, and learn new techniques or build new tools when necessary.

Undergraduate researchers wanted, Fall 2017

Submitted by kristend on Tue, 07/25/2017 - 16:20

The DeAngelis lab is looking for undergraduate students to study the microbial ecology and evolution of climate change. If this seems interesting to you, please contact Kristen (deanglis@microbio.umass.edu). Include your resume or CV and indicate which opportunity you are most interested in. More information after the jump...

Open positions in the DeAngelis lab

Submitted by kristend on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 13:54

We are always looking for graduate students to work on defining genetic and genomic proxies of carbon use efficiency (CUE), microbial traits associated with chronic stress and climate change, improving lignocellulosic biofuels, and bioinformatics to enhance our understanding of links between genotypes and phenotypes in isolates and mixed communities. The successful candidates are interested in microbial ecology and physiology of soil organisms, and integration of microbial physiology, community interactions and modeling. Please contact the PI for more details.

Congratulations on our new EPA STAR Fellow, Gina Chaput!

Submitted by kristend on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:14

Gina M. Chaput, a Ph.D. candidate in the Microbiology Department and senior graduate student in the DeAngelis lab, has been awarded the 2015 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship. See our departmental newsletter for more information. Congratulations, Gina!

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