Renxing Liang

Position
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Role
Geomicrobiology Research Laboratory
Title
Geochemistry
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Office
B85 Guyot Hall
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Bio/Description

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Position: Research Staff

Group: Geomicrobiology Research Laboratory

Area(s): Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry

Research Summary:

  • The survival mechanisms and succession of microbial communities in ancient permafrost of various geological ages
  • Integration of metagenomics and metaproteomics to study microbiomes associated with fossilized dinosaur bones and permafrost sediments
  • Kinetics of Aspartic racemization and its correlation to the survivability of thermophiles and hyperthermophiles.

Keywords: microbial ecology, “omics”, ancient DNA, biogeochemistry, microbiome, astrobiology