NorthenLab: Exometabolomics linking genomes with environments to understand how webs of microbes sustain biomes
Spencer Diamond

Spencer Diamond

Research Affiliate

Metagenomics and metabolomics of grassland soils

I am using a combinatoral approach of genomics and untargeted metabolomics to asses how metabolites are cycled in the terrestrial subsurface of grassland soils. This research means to asses how bacteria on a species level respond to rainfall events, as well as increased rainfall in our study area (the Angelo Coast Reserve). This study is a collaboration between the Northern laboratory and the laboratory of Prof. Jill Banfield at UC Berkeley.