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ME Learning How to Breathe: What Can We Learn About Antiquity, Biological Iron Oxidation, and Respiration on Oxygen from Modern Fe-Oxidizing Bacteria Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences/NASA Science Mission Directorate

This project’s goals are aimed at better understanding a group of microbes of interest to NASA from an exobiology standpoint, and developing single cell genomics techniques as a tool of use to NASA researchers working on extremophilic bacteria, as well as the larger scientific community. Nearly five million dollars in external funding from federal and private funders has been acquired during the course of this work by the PIs. In addition, Bigelow Laboratory has received significant philanthropic funding during the course of this project, the success of this project has been touted to potential philanthropic donors as well. The Bigelow PIs have close scientific collaborations with researchers at University of Delaware, Harvard University, Western Washington University, DOE JGI, Princeton University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and other institutions. Emerson has recently been consulting and doing contract work for water treatment division of the Cargill and Kraft Corporations related to technology transfer of Fe-oxidizing bacteria studies.

David Emerson and microbiologists sampling iron-oxidizing bacteria. Photo credit: Ari Daniel Shapiro

David Emerson, Science PI, Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences www.nasa.gov/epscor/stimuli

Jennifer L. Eigenbrode, Ph.D., NASA Technical Monitor, Goddard Space Flight Center, HEOMD NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15

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EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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