2021 Fellows

Paige Schlegel - 2021 Undergraduate Fellow

Paige is a 2nd year undergraduate student studying
Environmental Biology with a focus in Microbiology.

Since joining Dr. Hatzenpichler’s research group
in November 2020, the majority of her research
has been focused on the cultivation of
thermophilic archaea from geothermal
features in Yellowstone National Park,
specifically Methanosarcina and Korarchaeaota.

She has been working with FISH and
gas chromatography techniques to
study the metabolic processes of these microbes
as well as their potential substrate utilization.

Paige plans to attend graduate school after she graduates in 2023 to pursue further research into environmental and marine microbiology.

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Anthony Kohtz - 2021 Graduate Fellow

Anthony is a PhD student within the Hatzenpichler lab.

Anthony studies the ecophysiology of thermophilic archaea
that inhabit hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.

His research utilizes a mix of metagenomics, enrichment
cultivation, stable isotope probing, bioorthogonal labeling,
and Raman microspectroscopy. These tools are used to
establish the metabolic potential, substrate utilization, and biogeochemical roles of several enigmatic and uncharacterized archaeal lineages.

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