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What controls the extracellular electron transfer between the archaeal and bacterial cells mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) coupled with sulfate reduction in deep-sea sediments? Despite more than a decade of research, the details of the physiological mechanism underlying AOM are still not completely understood. But a new study, published in the journal Environmental Microbiology with UGA Marine Sciences PhD student Xiaojia He as…
    I grew up in a very big and busy city in Brazil. As you can imagine, São Paulo is not the kind of city where nature is close to our homes. However, I’ve always been interested in marine animals, such as dolphins, turtles, and whales. I basically grew up watching discovery channel documentaries and scientific TV shows about oceans.  This is how my passion for the ocean was born. When I needed to choose a professional career it…
    Born and raised in Puerto Rico, to me the ocean view was as common as looking at the sky. While on the island, I did a B.Sc. in Microbiology and a M.Sc. in Biotechnology both in the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. My research focus was Bioprospecting Antibiotic Resistance in Functional Metagenomics Libraries in soil, and determining gene pathways that caused antibiotic resistance. There, I also taught a variety of different…

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