PhD Student Michelle Chamberlain awarded NASA FINESST


PhD student Michelle Chamberlain was selected to receive a competitive 3-year fellowship from NASA. The Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) will support Michelle’s dissertation investigations of microbially-driven nitrogen cycling in a ferruginous lake. This lake has similar characteristics to past oceans during the Precambrian Era (when microbes ruled the world), and can help us better understand the evolution of Earth’s biogeochemical cycles. This project will interface with the NASA Interdisciplinary Consortia on Astrobiology Research (ICAR) that the Geo-bio-chem group is a part of – MUSE.

Congratulations, Michelle!