• Date Awarded:
    Mar 2005
     
  • Amount:
    $650,000
     
  • Term:
    36 months
     
  • Grant ID:
    GBMF691
     
  • Funding Area:
    Science
     
 
 

This grant supports research in the Caltech laboratory of Dr. Orphan. Her interests include microbial community structure and function in deep subsurface habitats, marine sediments, oil and gas seeps, and early Earth analog environments. Outcomes for this grant include documentation of the flow of carbon and nitrogen through microbial assemblages using novel methods, detection of metabolic gene expression in uncultured archaea and bacteria, and analysis of complex microbial communities using state-of-the-art, high-resolution technologies.

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