Heather F. Lavender is a research associate with Dr. Brent Christner’s research group. Their lab studies microorganisms living in permanently cold environments.
LSU is the top university in the nation in granting Ph.D. degrees in chemistry to women and underrepresented minority students, according to a study published in the Journal of Chemical Education. The study cites LSU’s growth specifically in chemistry Ph.D. degrees awarded to women – 49 percent growth from 2005-09 – and African-American students – 19… Read More
Merry late Christmas! I hope everyone had and is continuing to have a great holiday. The holiday times here have been quite busy but very enjoyable all the same. The week leading up to Christmas was spent out on the Ross Ice Shelf testing the hot water drill along with the scientific instrumentation from each… Read More
There is so much to fill you in on! The last week and some odd days have been incredibly busy preparing for the science aspect of the test coming up in mid-December on the Ross Ice Shelf; this is where we will be testing the hot water drill and science instruments for the first time… Read More
BY Peyton Adkins 11.24.12 Today will be my first full day in McMurdo, Antarctica! McMurdo serves as the United States Antarctic science facility and harbors approximately 1200 people at one time. Currently there are 917 residents here! Back in New Zealand we received our cold weather gear, which includes everything from socks to thick warm… Read More
BY Peyton Adkins It is one month until I leave for Antarctica! Just a quick background on me before you find out what it is I am talking about. I am starting my senior year at LSU as a pre-med English literature major, and I have worked in Dr. Brent Christner’s lab in Life… Read More
A guest blog post from Kelly Hotard, mass communication senior. If you were to tell me in the fall of 2011 that, a year later, I’d be writing articles about science and research as an intern for LSU’s Office of Communication and University Relations, I’d think you were crazy and probably tell you so. At… Read More