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Lab Members

 
Jenn Macalady
(Principal Investigator)
extracurricular
Rebecca McCauley
(Ph.D. Geosciences and Astrobiology, 5th year)
Irene Schaperdoth
(Senior Research Assistant)
Christy Miller
(Ph.D. Ecology and Biogeochemistry, 2nd year)
Trinity Hamilton
(Postdoctoral Researcher)
Leah Tsao
(Ph.D. Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, 1st year)
Alexandra Pearce (B.S. Geobiology, 3rd year)
Muammar Mansor (PSARC astrobiology intern, B.S./M.S. Biotechnology, 4th year)
 

Visitors

Kristine Korzow Richter
(Shapiro Lab, Ph.D. Biology and Astrobiology, 4th year)

 
   

Collaborators

Alessandro Montanari
(Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco)

Sandro Mariani (left) and Simone Cerioni
(Federazione Speleologica Marche)
Sandro Galdenzi
Lubos Polerecky, Microsensor Group, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Sharmishtha Dattagupta
(Göttingen University, Courant Research Center for Geobiology)
Kenny Broad
(RSMAS,University of Miami)

Greg Druschel
(University of Vermont)

Brian Kakuk
Bahamas Caves Research Foundation
Dominican Republic Speleological Society
(DRSS)
 

Lab Alumni

Courtney Kolesar
(B.S. Geobiology, PSU)
Ph.D. candidate, University of Pittsburg Geology & Planetary Science
   
Justine McCann
(WISER undergraduate intern, PSU)
   
Dan Jones
(Ph.D. 2011, Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, PSU)
Agouron Geobiology Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Minnesota
   
Dan Mills
(post-graduate intern)
Ph.D. candidate, University of Southern Denmark
   
Kat Dawson
(Ph.D. 2011, Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, PSU)
PSARC postdoctoral researcher (PSU/Caltech/UCLA)
   
Rich Dabundo
(B.S. Geobiology, PSU)
Graduate Student, University of Connecticut
   
Heidi Albrecht
(Ph.D. 2010, Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, PSU)
Shell Oil
   
  Masaru Nobu (NSF REU, B.S. Geology Carleton College)
Ph.D. student, Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   

Bryn Kimball (Ph.D. Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, PSU)
Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, USGS

 

Dominique Tobler (World University Network Postdoctoral Investigator)
EPSRC Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of Glasgow
 

Victoria Marone (WISER Undergraduate Research Intern, B.S. Mathematics)  

Janna Lambson (NSF REU, B.S. Environmental Studies, Washington University)  

Jignasha Patel (B.S. Biochemistry, PSU)  

Beth Baumann (M.S. Geosciences, PSU)

 

Joel Moore (Ph.D. Geosciences and Biogeochemistry, PSU)
Postdoctoral Investigator, Northwestern University

Asst. Prof., Towson University

 

Sharmishtha Dattagupta (Postdoctoral Investigator, PSU)
Junior Professor, Geobiology Research Centre, Göttingen University

 

Esther Yang (Geomicrobiology REU, Emory University)

 

Stephanie Spielman (Astrobiology REU, Brown Univ.)

 

Lorianne Bermudez (SROP undergraduate scholar, Univ. Puerto Rico Humacao)

 

Danielle Eastman (NSF Biogeosciences REU, University of Vermont)
Vermont Geological Society Charles G. Doll Award for Undergraduate Research

 

Rob Hegemann (B.S. Geosciences, PSU)
Graduate Student and Peace Corps Volunteer, Michigan Tech
 
Dan Bloom (undergraduate researcher, PSU Honors Astrobiology thesis)
Ph.D. candidate
 
Briana Schmiedekamp (undergraduate researcher, PSU Astrobiology Minor)  
Lindsey Albertson (undergraduate researcher, Brown University)
NSF Biogeosciences REU/NASA NAI undergraduate researcher
Ecology Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara
 
Programmable Hoist Project Group (undergraduate researchers, PSU Electrical Engineering)
Martin Hoban
Matt Keefer
Kyle Labowski
Dan Milliken
The programmable hoist project is a senior electrical engineering project organized through The Learning Factory at Penn State.
 
Tess Stoffer (research technician, PSU)
M.D., University of Iowa
 
Ezra Lyon (research technician, PSU)
Ecology Ph.D. candidate, U. of Minnesota
 
Bess Koffman (B.A. Geosciences, Carleton College)
Research Technician, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Ph.D. Student, University of Maine Climate Change Institute
 
Nick Boekleheide (B.A. Chemistry, Carleton College)
Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali
Ph.D. candidate, California Institute of Technology
 
Dorissa Zemirah (undergraduate researcher, Carleton College)  
Laura Cleaveland (ad hoc Italophile cave scientist)
Geoscience Ph.D., Brown University
Assistant Professor, Luther College
 
Sarah Margoles (B.A. Geology, Carleton College)
Graduate Student, Conservation Biology, U. of Minnesota
 
Katja Meyer (5th Year Geology Intern, Carleton College)
Geosciences Ph.D., Penn State University
Postdoctoral Investigator, Stanford University
   
Leah Morgan (B.A. 2004, Geology, Carleton College)
Ph.D. 2009, Earth & Planetary Sciences, UC Berkeley; Postdoctoral Investigator, Vrije Universiteit
   

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