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.“
The Bosak lab completed a sampling trip to Green Lake in July 2015. Students and postdocs collected water samples from various depths as well as sediment from the lake floor. Check out the link below to see the video of sample collection! Also check out our photos from the trip.
The Bosak lab attended the 2015 Astrobiology Science Conference in Chicago, IL. Sharon Newman presented a talk on cyanobacterial fossilization by clay minerals and Shane O’Reilly (a Bosak lab collaborator) presented his recent work on the microbial contribution to ooid formation. Also, make sure to check out abstracts by Andras Zsom (co-advised by Dr. Sara Seager) on the habitable zone: A population based prospective and Emily Matys (co-advised by Dr. Roger Summons) on the biological diversity of microbial structures in Antarctic ice-covered lakes.
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.
The Bosak lab traveled to Vancouver this year to take part in the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Check out the GSA session handbook for presented posters and talks from the lab!