OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
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Ocean Lithosphere
(Sponsored by NSF IGERT Program)giovannoni lithosphere

Together with geologist Martin Fisk and oceanographer Jim Cowen we have been studying microbial life in deep ocean rocks.

The goals of this NSF-sponsored research are to identify microorganisms that are associated with igneous rocks in the deep ocean, determine the source of energy they use for metabolism, and culture them for biochemical study.

giovannoni lithosphere kevinThis project is associated with the IGERT program and is also sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.