LAUREN M. SEYLER
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
266 Woods Hole Road, MS 51 Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508) 289-2839
lmseyler@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Oct 2015.
B.A., Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. May 2008.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2018        Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: postdoctoral investigator.
2016-Present    Blue Marble Space Institute of Science: researcher.
2015-Present    Department of Geological Sciences, Michigan State University: postdoctoral research associate.
2014-2015    Équipe Evolution des Protistes et Ecosystèmes Pélagiques (EPEP), Station Biologique de Roscoff: Fulbright doctoral student.
2013        Argonne National Laboratory: visiting graduate student.
2012        R/V Atlantis: member of science party, US Global Ocean Carbon and Repeat Hydrography program.
2009-2015       Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University: graduate assistant.
2008-2009    Brighter Ideas, LLC: molecular technician.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2019
AGU Celebrate 100 Grant
2019 Blue Marble Space Institute of Science Internal Research Fund
2018 American Philosophical Society, Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research in Astrobiology
2015     NASA Astrobiology Early Career Collaboration Award
2014-2015   Fulbright, U.S. Department of State (IIE) Fellowship
2014     Rutgers Graduate School Conference Travel Award
2009-2014    Rutgers University Graduate Assistantship
2011-2012    Rutgers University Teaching Assistantship   

PUBLICATIONS
Submitted
Seyler LM, Tuorto SJ, McGuinness LR, Gong D, and Kerkhof LJ. Archaeal and bacterial-specific predation in the deep North Atlantic. Front Mar Sci. (In revision)
Seyler LM, Kujawinski E, Marlow J, Lee M, Perl SM, Azua-Bustos A, and Cleaves HJ. Metabolomics as an emerging tool in the search for astrobiologically-relevant biomarkers. Astrobiology. (In review)

Accepted
2018        Seyler LM, McGuinness LR, Gilbert JA, Biddle JF, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. Discerning autotrophy, mixotrophy, and heterotrophy in marine TACK archaea from the North Atlantic. (FEMS Microbiology)
2017       Thompson LR, Sanders JG, McDonald D… and the Earth Microbiome Project Consortium. A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity. Nature 551(7681):457-463.
2014        Seyler LM, McGuinness LM, Kerkhof LJ. Crenarchaeal heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. ISME J 8:1534-1543.

In Preparation
Seyler LM, Brazelton WL, McLean C, Putman LI, McCollum T, Hoehler T, Kubo MDY, and Schrenk MO. Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems.
Trembath-Reichert E, Seyler LM, Tully B, and Huber JA. Basalt-hosted crustal fluid microbial communities use diverse mechanisms to fix inorganic carbon.
Seyler LM, McLean C, Rempfert KR, Schrenk MO, Templeton AS. Characterizing dissolved organic matter and metabolites in the Semail Ophiolite, Oman, using global metabolomics techniques.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
2017        5th ELSI International Symposium, (10-13 January, 2017; Tokyo, Japan) Seyler LM, Sabuda M, Williams L, Kubo M, Hoehler T, Schrenk MO. “Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems.” (Poster)
2015        NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (8 Dec, 2015) Seyler LM, Brazelton WJ, Twing K, Schrenk MO. “Microbial community structuring and metabolite  efflux in prebiotic hydrothermal bioreactors.” (Oral)
2014        MicroSeminar (15 Aug, 2014; online) Seyler LM, Gilbert JA, McGuinness LM, Biddle JF, McCartney MS, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. “Discerning marine crenarchaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing.” (Oral)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
2018
        North Pond 2017 and back again: Metatranscriptomics from the cold oxic subseafloor aquifer. C-DEBI Annual Meeting. Marina, CA.
2018        The means of production: Methylotrophy, acetogenesis, and the reverse citric acid cycle in the Coast Range Ophiolite Microbial Observatory (CROMO) Goldschmidt. Boston, MA.
2017        Characterizing dissolved organic matter and metabolites in an actively serpentinizing ophiolite using global metabolomics techniques. AGU Fall Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
2017        Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems. Astrobiology Science Conference: Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds. Mesa, Arizona.
2016       Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems. Serpentine Days. Sète, France.
2016        Using metabolomics to characterize metabolic processes in astrobiologically relevant model microbes. Astrobiology Graduate Conference. Boulder, Colorado.
2016       Archaeal- and bacterial-specific predation in the deep North Atlantic. AGU/ASLO/Oceanography Society Ocean Sciences Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana.
2015     Discerning marine archaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing. Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature. New Brunswick, New Jersey.
2015        Discerning marine archaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Grenada, Spain.
2014     Discerning marine crenarchaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts.
2014     Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature. New Brunswick, New Jersey.
2014     Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. AGU/ALSO/Oceanography Society Ocean Sciences Meeting. Honolulu, Hawaii.
2013     Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature. New Brunswick, New Jersey.
2012     Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. Sixth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology. New Brunswick, New Jersey.
2011         Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. Gordon Conference on Applied and Environmental Microbiology. South Hadley, Massachusetts.
            
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2011-2012    Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University: teaching assistant, Ocean Ecology.
2011    Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University: proctor and grader, Introduction to Oceanography.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Conferences and Workshops
2016        STEM Teaching Essentials: Developing Assessments that Engage Students in Three-dimensional Learning (20 September 2016; Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan). 
2015        Re-conceptualizing the Origin of Life (9-13 November 2015; Carnegie Institution for Science; Washington, District of Columbia). 
2015        Astrobiology Science Conference: Habitability, Habitable Worlds, and Life (15-19 June 2015; Chicago, Illinois).
2014        Early Career Investigator Oceanographic Research Cruise Training (31 May-June 11 2014; Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences; St. George’s, Bermuda).
2013        Joint EU-US Theoretical and Practical Training Course on Marine Bioinformatics, (16-29 June 2013; Delaware Biotechnology Institute).

Affiliations
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
American Geophysical Union
American Society for Microbiology
International Society for Microbial Ecology

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
2018
        Mentor, Sisters in STEM, Cape Cod Community College
2017        AGU Fall Meeting session primary convener and chair: “Using ‘Omics’ Approaches to Link Biotic and Abiotic Processes in Subsurface Environments.”
2017         Session liason and judge, AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award.
2016-present   Creative Director, Habitable Press
2015-present   Ad-Hoc reviewer for Environmental Microbiology, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Biogeosciences
2016        Presenter on astrobiology, Ralya Elementary School Science Fair.
2016        Referee, Michigan Science Olympiad.
2015, 2018        Panelist, NASA Exobiology.