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Cultivating members of the microbial majority

It is with great excitement that I get to post that our manuscript on cultivating members of the microbial majority using an artificial seawater medium is finally out! 274 more words

Microbial Diversity

Culturing Phytoplankton or green water (Nannochloropsis)

I have been culturing Nannochloropsis Oculata Phytoplankton in a glass demijohn for nearly three years. Nannochloropsis is a fast growing species which is easy to maintain. 975 more words

Emily and Celeste present at LSU Discover Day

Emily presented her LA Sea Grant-funded work to characterize one of our coastal isolates from the OM252 clade, LSUCC0096. She showed this organism has remarkable salinity tolerance, and can grow under chemolithoautotrophic conditions, a feature that was predicted from genome analysis. 55 more words

Lab Life

Thrash Lab research featured in The Pursuit

We have a little bit of press coverage here at LSU. See the post on our work at the College of Science website HERE.

Lab Life

Joyful Belly Coconut Milk & Honey Yogurt

It’s so simple to culture your own yogurt! I still remember the first quivery spoonful from my first batch years ago. I enjoy making it in the early morning after I SIT.SIP.n.BE fully present.  925 more words

Week 3: Squats, workouts and DIY fermenting jar lids

As many of you well know, this week as been hot and humid.. Not exactly great weather to be working out in since your sweat never really evaporates and you run the risk of heat exhaustion/stroke. 433 more words

Sampling Lake Borgne

Last week David and I got up early enough to duck a series of storms coming through the region for some sunny sampling on Lake Borgne. 88 more words

Lab Life