Jody W. Deming’s Ecosystem

University of Washington, School of Oceanography

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People

  • Jody W. Deming
  • Phone: (206) 543-0845
    E-mail: jdeming AT u.washington.edu
    Address: School of Oceanography
    Campus Mailbox: 357940
    University of Washington
    Seattle WA 98185
    Office: 370 MSB (map)

Recent Work/Study Students

  • Joseph Schermer (high school student), worked with Shelly Carpenter on the temperature and salinity parameters of specific cold-adapted marine bacteria (cwcooler AT gmail.com).
  • Adrienne Scott (UW undergraduate student), worked with Shelly Carpenter on the oil-dispersing potential of cold-adapted marine bacteria (enneirda1 AT gmail.com).

Current Graduate Students

  • Gordon “Max” Showalter, studies bacterial swimming behaviors (motility) in cold and subzero temperatures to help understand microbial colonization of sea ice and pursue the use of motility as a biosignature in extreme and extraterrestrial environments. (gshowalt AT uw DOT edu).
  • Evan Firth, involved in an NSF-funded project on Seasonal Synergy between Bacterial Osmoprotection and Algal Production in Sea Ice (firth.evan AT gmail.com). Evan attended the 2013 May Sea Ice Field Course.

UW Astrobiology Rotation Students/Visiting Students

  • Wolf Clifton (UW AB program) examining the growth of cold-adapted bacteria under different pressures and temperatures. (wolfclif AT uw DOT edu).  See Wolf’s Master’s Degree topic here.
  • Lorrie Maccario (PhD student at the Environmental Microbial Genomics Group in Lyon, France),  collaborating with us on compatible solute transcriptomic work, as well as phototaxis studies on the green snow alga, C. nivalis (lorrie.maccario AT ec-lyon DOT fr).
  • Regina Carns, (UW AB program) examining the influence of extracellular polysaccharides on ions in sea ice brine pockets (rcarns AT uw DOT edu).
  • Chantz Thomas (UW AB program), worked with Jeff Bowman on the potential synthesis of pre-biotic organic molecules at the surface of sea ice.  Chantz is also a graduate student in Chemistry at UW  (chantzt AT uw DOT edu).

Current Research Staff

  • Shelly Carpenter Research Scientist/Engineer IV/Lab Manager (seashell AT u.washington.edu).

Former Lab Members