The Bosak lab attended the 3rd landing site workshop for the 2020 Mars Rover mission. The workshop was held in Monrovia, CA (February 8- 10, 2017).
The Bosak lab attended the 2016 Geobiology Gordon Research Conference in Galveston, TX. Kelsey Moore, Sharon Newman, Jeemin Rhim, Ana De Santiago Torio, Mirna Daye, Xiaolei Liu, and Shane O’Reilly presented posters on their current research.
Sharon Newman, a graduate student in the Bosak lab, won the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Award for best student oral presenter!
The Bosak lab attended GSA 2015 in Baltimore, MD. Shane O’Reily (postdoctoral associate) gave a talk on the “molecular evidence for a microbial role in ooid formation” and Kelsey Moore (1st year graduate student) spoke on “microfossil assemblages in the Cyrogenian non-glacial interlude.” Tanja Bosak gave the keynote talk for the Geobiology of Critical Transitions session, which was held on the last day of the conference. Sharon Newman (4th year graduate student) also presented in this session on the preservation of cyanobacteria in siliciclastic environments.
Sharon Newman, a graduate student in the Bosak lab, attended the 2015 Goldschmidt conference in Prague, Czech Republic. She presented her talk entitled “Cyanobacterial fossilization through the formation and trapping of clays.“
Dr. Giulio Mariotti, a former Crosby postdoctoral researcher in the Bosak lab (now an assistant professor at LSU) gave the Robert Sharp Lecture at the 2014 American Geophysical Union fall Meeting.
Emily Matys and Sharon Newman (graduate students in the Bosak lab) visited the Science Club for Girls in Lawrence, MA, where they answered the students’ questions and participated in a career panel, encouraging young women to enter the field of science.
Dr. Shikma Zaarur wins the Karl K. Turekian Prize for excellence in Geochemical or Cosmochemical studies (Awarded by Yale University). Dr. Zaarur received her Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently a postdoctoral fellow working in the Bosak lab.
Dr. Giulio Mariotti wins the Luna Leopold Young Scientist Award in Earth and Planetary Surface Processes. Dr. Mariotti received his Ph.D from Boston University (’13), and is now a Crosby Postdoctoral Fellow in the EAPS program at MIT (currently working in the Bosak lab). He will begin an Assistant Professorship position at Louisiana State University in January 2015.