Huber Lab

Julie Huber
Associate Director of the BPC
Associate Scientist

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Lab News

November 2015: Julie Huber is interviewed on our local Cape Cod NPR station about life beneath the seafloor. Take a listen at "There's Life in Rocks Deep Below the Sea Floor. Seriously."

November 2015: Postdoc Caroline Fortunato published an article in PLoS One from her PhD working on microbes in the Columbia River Estuary "Microbial Gene Abundance and Expression Patterns across a River to Ocean Salinity Gradient."

October 2015: Julie Huber is featured in a local article from Cape Cod Wave

October 2015: Former Huber Postdoc Julie Meyer has been awarded the prestigious L'Oreal For Women In Science Fellowship. She is the second Julie from the lab to get one! Congratulations Julie! Read the press release here!

September 2015: Graduate student Angus Angermeyer published an article in Cell from his time at University of Washington working on microbes and cystic fibrosis "Regional Isolation Drives Bacterial Diversification within Cystic Fibrosis Lungs."

August 2015: Emily and Chris are headed to sea as part of our Moore Foundation Project! Follow the adventures from Axial Seamount at

July 2015: Julie published a Perspective in Science about subseafloor microbes "Making Methane Down Deep."

July 2015: Julie presented a talk about "Carbon Cycling Beneath the Seafloor" at the GRC AEM, Gordon Research Conference on Applied and Environmental Microbiology in South Hadley, MA.

July 2015: Postdoc Caroline Fortunato presented a talk about "A Metabolic Comparison of Chemolithoautotrophic Subseafloor Communities Across Different Geochemical Conditions Using 'Omics and RNA-SIP" at the GRC AEM, Gordon Research Seminar on Applied and Environmental Microbiology in South Hadley, MA.

May 2015: Julie presented a plenary talk about "(R)evolutionary) Crosstalk between Microbes and Planet Earth" at the American Society of Microbiology 2015 meeting in New Orleans, LA.

April 2015: Postdoc Rika Anderson joined the lab! Rika is an NASA Astrobiology Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and is interested in viruses and archaea.

April 2015: Julie presented a talk available on line focused on Microbes and Viruses at Axial Seamount for the NOVAE workshop in Seattle.

March 2015: Graduate Student Angus Angermeyer and Julie Huber publish a paper in Environmental Microbiology about decoupled distance-decay patterns between dsrA & 16S rRNA genes among salt marsh sulfate-reducing bacteria.

December 2015: Chris is off to start his own faculty position and lab in Chemical Oceanography! Check out his new lab! Chris' Website

September 24, 2014: Discovering the Deep Sea with Julie Huber and C-DEBI Take a look at the eye-popping, deep-sea exploration footage in this video about the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI). MBL Blog

August 7-20 2014: Julie, Chris, and Caroline are at sea for their Moore Foundation
project studying subseafloor life at Axial Seamount. Follow the cruise on twitter @JulesDeep, #SubseafloorLife

June 2014: Julie Huber: Explorer of Deep-Sea Microbial Life. First in a series of MBL scientists profiles by Geoff Wyman. Check out the YouTube video on the MBL Blog

March 2014: Former postdoc Julie Meyer and Julie Huber publish a paper in The ISME Journal about genomic variation in subseafloor isolates from an underwater volcano.

Jan 2014: Julie is featured in this story in the Boston Globe about the Schmidt Ocean Institute and her 2013 cruise aboard their ship R/V Falkor to Axial Seamount with support from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Jan 2014: New paper with Postdoc Chris Algar and Julie Huber in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about using genomic data in biogeochemical models.

Jan 2014: New paper with Postdoc Julie Reveillaud and Julie Huber in The ISME Journal about host-specificity in sponge symbionts. Read a press release about the paper here.

Jan 2014: Julie was named the new Associate Director of the NSF STC C-DEBI. Read about it here!

Lab Personnel

Angus Angermeyer
MBL/Brown Graduate Student
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Rika Anderson
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow
NASA Astrobiology Institute
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Emily Reddington
Research Assistant II
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Leslie Murphy
Research Assistant III
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ECaroline Fortunato
Postdoctoral Scientist
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Former Lab Members:

Julie Reveillaud, Ifremer Centre Bretagne, France

Chris Algar, Dalhouise University

Nuria Fernandez-Gonzalez, currently at Brown University

Nancy Akerman, currently at EPA

Julie Meyer, currently at University of Florida

Holly Cantin

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