LAUREN M. SEYLER
Michigan State University, Department of Geological Sciences
Natural Science Building Rm 144, Lansing, MI 48824
(609) 214-6474
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.

PUBLICATIONS

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. (Member of Earth Microbiome Project  Consortium)
2014        Seyler LM, McGuinness LM, Kerkhof LJ. Crenarchaeal heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments. ISME J 8:1534-1543.

In Prep
2018        Seyler LM, Tuorto SJ, McGuinness LR, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. Archaeal and bacterial-specific predation in the deep North Atlantic.
2018        Seyler LM, Hoehler  T, McCollum T, Kubo M, Sabuda M, Williams L, Schrenk MO. Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems.
2018        Seyler LM, Rempfert KR, Kraus E, Spear J, Templeton AS, Schrenk MO. Characterizing dissolved organic matter and metabolites in the Semail Ophiolite, Oman, using global metabolomics techniques.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
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   

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
2017        AGU Fall Meeting (11-15 December, 2017; New Orleans, Louisiana) Seyler LM, Rempfert KR, Kraus E, Spear J, Templeton AS, Schrenk MO. “Characterizing dissolved organic matter and metabolites in an actively serpentinizing ophiolite using global metabolomics techniques.” (Poster)
2017        Astrobiology Science Conference: Diverse Life and its Detection on Different Worlds (24-28 April, 2017; Mesa, Arizona) Seyler LM, Hoehler T, McCollum T, Kubo M, Sabuda M, Williams L, Schrenk MO. “Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems.” (Oral)
2016        Serpentine Days, (25-29 September, 2016; Sète, France) 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.” (Oral)
2016        Astrobiology Graduate Conference, (24-27 July, 2016; Boulder, Colorado) Seyler LM, Schrenk MO. “Using metabolomics to characterize metabolic processes in astrobiologically relevant model microbes.” (Oral)
2016        AGU/ASLO/Oceanography Society Ocean Sciences Meeting, (21-26 February, 2016; New Orleans, Louisiana) Seyler LM, Tuorto S, McGuinness LM, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. “Archaeal- and bacterial-specific predation in the deep North Atlantic.” (Oral)
2015    Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature, (2 May, 2015; New Brunswick, New Jersey) Seyler LM, Gilbert JA, McGuinness LM, Biddle JF, McCartney MS, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. “Discerning marine archaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing.” (Oral)
2015        ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, (22-27 February, 2015; Grenada, Spain) Seyler LM, Gilbert JA, McGuinness LM, Biddle JF, McCartney MS, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. “Discerning marine archaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing.” (Oral) 
2014    American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, (17-20 May, 2014; Boston, Massachusetts) Seyler LM, Gilbert JA, McGuinness LM, Biddle JF, McCartney MS, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. “Discerning marine crenarchaeal heterotrophy through stable isotope probing.” (Oral)
2014    Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature, (2 May, 2013; New Brunswick, New Jersey) Seyler LM, McGuinness LM, Kerkhof LJ. “Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments.” (Poster)
2014    AGU/ALSO/Oceanography Society Ocean Sciences Meeting, (23-28 February, 2014; Honolulu, Hawaii) Seyler LM, McGuinness LM, Kerkhof LJ. “Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments.” (Poster)
2013    Theobald Smith Society Meeting in Miniature, (2 May, 2013; New Brunswick, New Jersey) Seyler LM, McGuinness LM, Kerkhof LJ. “Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments.” (Oral)
2012    Sixth Annual Mini-Symposium on Microbiology (2-3 February, 2012; New Brunswick, New Jersey) Seyler LM, Kerkhof LJ. “Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments.” (Poster)  
2011        Gordon Conference on Applied and Environmental Microbiology (10-15
July 2011; South Hadley, Massachusetts) Seyler LM, Kerkhof LJ. “Crenarchaeota heterotrophy in salt marsh sediments.” (Poster)
            
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
2016-present    Habitable Press: creative director.
2017        AGU Fall Meeting session primary convener and chair: “Using ‘Omics’ Approaches to Link Biotic and Abiotic Processes in Subsurface Environments.”
2017         AGU Outstanding Student Paper Award session liason and judge.
2015, 2017      Environmental Microbiology: reviewer.
2016        FEMS Microbiology Ecology: reviewer. 
2016        Biogeosciences: reviewer.
2016        Ralya Elementary School Science Fair: presenter on astrobiology.
2016        Michigan Science Olympiad: referee.
2015        NASA Exobiology: panelist.