School of Biology researchers receive DOE support

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Two proposals by Georgia Tech researchers, Dr. Frank Stewart (Assistant Professor, School of Biology) and Dr. Kostas Konstantinidis (Carlton S. Wilder Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering; joint appointment in Biology;, have been selected for the Department of Energy's 2014 Community Science Program.  The CSP provides high-throughput DNA sequencing resources to support genomics research of relevance to urgent energy and environmental challenges. Dr. Stewart's project seeks to understand how oxygen loss, such as that caused by agricultural runoff, affects microbial pathways of carbon and energy flow in marine ecosystems.  Dr. Konstantinidis' project will explore how microbes survive in the extreme environment of the upper troposphere.   This project represents a "bold new direction" for the DOE CSP program and may contribute insight into how microbes affect cloud formation and the Earth's water cycle.  Additional details about 2014 CSP projects can be found at


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  • Created By:Troy Hilley
  • Created:11/06/2013
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016