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The Macalady Geomicrobiology Lab is housed in the top-ranked Department of Geosciences at Penn State University.
Members of the Macalady group are interested in two fundamental questions at the interface between geosciences and biosciences:
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"My mitochondria comprise a very large proportion of me...I suppose there is almost as much of them in sheer dry bulk as there is the rest of me. Looked at in this way, I could be taken for a very large, motile colony of respiring bacteria, operating a complex system of nuclei, microtubules, and neurons for the pleasure and sustenance of their families, and running, at the moment, a typewriter."
Special Issue: Anaerobic Photic Ecosystems
Macalady lab featured in Penn State/Research
Ecology Ph.D. candidate Christy Miller, featured research
Appalachian Outdoors sponsors 2011-2012 cave science expeditions
Macalady to lead new geochemistry and genomics center
Integrative Hydrobiogeochemistry team explores acid mine drainage processes
Dominican Republic Microbial Underworld Expedition
ongoing Bahamas Blue Holes Project
Sulfidic Cave Research Gallery
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