UD RESEARCH TEAM wins prestigious $1 million Keck Foundation grant to unlock microbial ‘black box’

Even in sediment cores extracted more than a mile beneath the ocean floor, you’ll find them. Tiny organisms only a cell in size chug along ever so slowly. Jennifer Biddle, CBCB Affiliated Faculty inspired a new research project, which has just been awarded a prestigious $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation with co-investigators Adam Marsh and Thomas Hanson, all faculty members in UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, will peer deep into the lives of microbes to find out how their genes get toggled off or on.

Article courtesy of UDaily, July 19, 2017