Banfield Lab News
David Burstein and Karthik Anantharaman have both been offered faculty positions! Details TBA.
Jill agreed to lead the Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) microbiology initiative!
The Hug et al. paper 'A new view of the tree of life' is featured in Discover Magazine's November issue as one of the top breakthroughs of 2016! It also made the list of the top 100 papers in terms of Altmetric score of 2016 at #79.
Thousands of microbial genomes shed light on interconnected biogeochemical processes in an aquifer system
Dr. Alex Probst featured in an interview about Space X's humans-to-Mars plans. Showing the breadth of his knowledge with a couple memorable quotes.
An article in the New York Times highlights Hug et al. paper 'A new view of the tree of life'!
At Tiny Scales, a Giant Burst on Tree of Life.
Newfound groups of bacteria are mixing up the tree of life.
Jill is featured in a profile by The Joint Genome Institute.
Longer DNA Fragments Reveal Rare Species Diversity - Banfield Lab research is highlighted in a Joint Genome Institute.
Congratulations to incoming graduate student Alex Thomas, and rotation students Bailey Bonet and Alex Hernsdorf on receiving 2105 NSF Fellowships!
Laura Hug, current postdoc, receives a position as Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo
Banfield graduate student Karen Andrade's work with the Berkeley Science Shop is highlighted by the Blum Center.
Alexander Probst, postdoc in the Banfield Lab, receives the Award for Oustanding Scientific Achievements during PhD Thesis from University of Regensburg, Germany for his recent PhD dissertation.
Karthik Anantharaman, postdoc in the Banfield Lab, receives the John Dorr Graduate Academic Achievement Award at University of Michigan for his recent PhD dissertation.
The Banfield Lab receives another CSP award from the Joint Genome Institute, to characterize tree-root microbial interactions.
Microbenet blog post from Banfield Lab grad student Bubba Brooks, on gut colonization of premature infants.
The newly-established Critical Zone Observatory in northern California's Eel River watershed includes researchers from the Banfield Lab.
"Genomes from Metagenomics", a perspective in Science from Banfield Lab members
August 30, 2013
Banfield Lab work in subsurface metagenomics is highlighted by JGI.
September 27, 2012
Deep sequencing of uncultivated groundwater microbes elucidates community function in a bioremediation site.
May 2, 2011
Professor Banfield's work is described as she is awarded the 2011 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science for discovering the underlying principles of mineral formation and alteration by microbes.
March 18, 2011
Professor Banfield talks about her research at the awarding of the Women in Science Award.
November 9, 2010
Professor Jill Banfield recently received two prestigious awards for her groundbreaking work on how microbes alter rocks and interact with the natural world.