Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Deep-sea Hot Springs:

Challenging Our Understanding of Life on Earth and Elsewhere

Anna-Louise Reysenbach

Anna-Louise Reysenbach

Anna-Louise Reysenbach, Professor of Biology at Portland State University

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (Hydrothermal Vent Day), 4–5 p.m.

Kearney Hall, Room 112

Corner of 14th & Monroe

Free and open to the public

Professor Reysenbach has been diving in human-occupied vessels to deep-sea hydrothermal vents since 1988 to understand life under extreme conditions. She is highly recognized for her work on the heat-loving, acid-tolerating, toxic-chemical-eating microorganisms from deep-sea and terrestrial hot springs. Besides serving as a new resource for industrial and medical advances, these organisms inform us about life in extreme conditions and expand our vision of living environments in our solar system and elsewhere.

Sponsored by Oregon State University College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Contact Martin Fisk (mfisk@coas.oregonstate.edu) for more information.


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