We Love Marine Microbes!

Welcome to the LaRoche Lab website. Here you'll find info regarding lab personnel, as well as research being conducted by the LaRoche Lab group. We are located in the Department of Biology at Dalhousie University. Our research primarily focuses on Marine Microbial Genomics & Biogeochemistry. We are always interested in hearing from potential collaborators, graduate students, and post-docs. Also, if you are a Dal undergraduate student wondering about biology honours research in our lab, please feel free to contact us.  

Lab News

Nov 2023: OAE in the Bedford Basin featured in Science News: An Alkaline Solution

Nov 2023: New lab publication on marine nitrogen-fixers in the Canadian Arctic Gateway published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology! Featuring the thesis research of Brent Robicheau (now Postdoctoral Scholar at Clark University, MA, USA). 

Sept 2023:
New lab research published in Science Advances on UCYN-A microdiversity based on Bedford Basin Time Series sampling. Read more about this research here: Researchers are uncovering microbial ecology in the Bedford Basin by Dani Silberman (OFI Youth Ambassador).

May 2023:
Congrats to Ella who successfully completed the Admission to Candidacy exam this month! 

April 2023: 
Congrats to Brent Robicheau who successfully defended his PhD thesis! This past month Brent was also awarded the Dalhousie Biology Department's 2023 Dr. Thomas MacRae Graduate Prize for authoring the best graduate student publication this past year--bravo!

Mar 2023: Congrats to Shannon, Sonja, Ella, and Becca who all presented stellar talks/posters at the Department's Annual Lett Research Symposium! Also great job and many thanks to Becca and Shannon who were this year's symposium coordinators. 

Feb 2023:
Ocean research in Bedford Basin reported on by NBC News. Can giving the ocean an antacid help curb climate change?

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