Exploring Microbial Diversity at the Marine Biological Lab
Dr. Newman will be codirecting the course Microbial Diversity at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole from July 1to August 17. This is an intensive 6.5-week course designed for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and established investigators who aim to learn how to cultivate and genetically manipulate metabolically and phylogenetically diverse microorganisms. Course participants are exposed to state-of-the-art imaging and bioinformatic techniques used to study not-yet-cultivated microbes. Guest lecturers from a wide array of microbiology subfields contribute to enhancing the intellectual richness of the course. The EXROP student will be a course assistant, helping with daily laboratory experiments. In addition, the student will have the chance to attend the lectures, participate in field trips, and design and execute a small original research project.