Michigan Geomicrobiology Lab


Gregory J. Dick
Associate Professor
Deptartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Affiliate Faculty Member
Center for Computational Medicine
and Bioinformatics

Faculty Associate
Program in the Environment

office: 2014 CC Little
ph: (734) 763-3228
fax: (734) 763-4690

Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences
2534 CC Little Bldg
1100 North University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005

Group News
8/10/2015 -- Welcome to new PhD student Matthew Medina, who will be studying the Sinkhole Microbial Mats.
6/4/2015 -- three new papers on the microbiology of Lau Basin deep-sea vent plumes online at ISME J: spatially resolved sampling, modeling microbes in rising plumes, and metagenomic resolution of functions. Congrats Cody, Daniel, and Karthik!
6/1/2015 -- Welcome to new PhD student Derek Smith, who will be studying Lake Erie CHABs
4/30/2015 -- undergrads Allison Sharrar and Danielle Boshers finish excellent honors dissertations. Good luck in grad school at Berkeley and UConn!
2/1/2015 -- Welcome to new postdoc Kevin Meyer, who will be studying Lake Erie CHABs.
8/13/2014 -- Congrats to Brett Baker for successfully defending his PhD! We look forward to great stuff out of the Baker Marine Microbial Ecology Lab!
7/1/2014 -- Welcome to new PhD student Sharon Grim, who will be studying the Sinkhole Microbial Mats.
5/19/2014 -- Greg is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure! Thanks to all the students, postdocs, and staff who made this possible!
5/16/2014 -- New paper in Science shows that deep-sea viruses carry genes for sulfur oxidation. Excellent work Karthik!
5/8/2014 -- "Lab Meeting" at a Tigers game! We are celebrating the completion of Meng Li's postdoc and his new position as Assistant Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University
5/5/2014 -- Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initative synthesis meeting. The whole team got together in Ann Arbor to summarize and reflect on what we learned.

From left: Sunit Jain, Houshuo Jiang, Jon Kaye, Meng Li, Daniel Reed, Cody Sheik, Brandy Toner, Greg Dick, Chip Breier, Brandi Kamermans, Rebecca Sims, Brett Baker, Chris Klausmeier
3/28/14 -- Karthik Anantharaman successfully defends his PhD dissertation! "Geomicrobiology of hydrothermal plumes: elucidating the role of microorganisms in deep ocean carbon and sulfur biogeochemical cycles". Karthik now moves on to a postdoc in Jill Banfield's lab. Congratulations Karthik!
1/20/14 -- Alex Voorhies successfully defends his PhD dissertation! "Investigation of microbial interactions and ecosystem dynamics in a low O2 cyanobacterial mat". Congratulations Alex!