LAUREN M. SEYLER
Michigan State University, Department of Geological Sciences
Natural Science Building Rm 144, Lansing, MI 48824
Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Oct 2015.
B.A., Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. May 2008.
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 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
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.
Seyler LM, Tuorto SJ, McGuinness LR, Gong D, Kerkhof LJ. Archaeal and bacterial-specific predation in the deep North Atlantic.
Seyler LM, Brazelton WL, McLean C, Williams LI, McCollum T, Hoehler T, Kubo MDY, Schrenk MO. Global metabolomics as a means of linking microbial activities and their biogeochemical consequences in serpentinizing systems.
Seyler LM, Kujawinski E, Barge L, Perl SM, Azua-Bustos A, Marlow J, Lee M, Cleaves HJ. Metabolomics as an emerging tool in the search for astrobiologically-relevant biomarkers.
Seyler LM, Rempfert KR, Schrenk MO, Templeton AS. Characterizing dissolved organic matter and metabolites in the Semail Ophiolite, Oman, using global metabolomics techniques.
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)
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.
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.
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).
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
American Geophysical Union
American Society for Microbiology
International Society for Microbial Ecology
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.