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Dr. Maggie Lau selected as one of two recipients of the Deep Carbon Observatory Emerging Leader Awards

 

Dr. Maggie Lau accepting her award at the DCO International Meeting

Dr. Maggie Lau accepting her award at the Third DCO International Meeting in St Andrews, Scotland.

Associate Research Scholar Dr. Maggie Lau has been selected as one of two recipients for the 2017 Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Emerging Leader Awards. Deep Carbon Observatory is a global research program with a goal to transform the understanding of what part carbon plays on planet Earth. This particular DCO award recognizes early scientists who have forged a newer understanding in the field of deep carbon science through their publications and active participation with the program.

Dr. Lau’s research on deep-subsurface communities that culminated into her paper titled “An oligotrophic deep-subsurface community dependent on syntrophy is dominated by sulfur-driven autotrophic denitrifiers,” and her other prior research, in part is responsible for this recognition. In a recently published article at Princeton, Dr. Lau wrote, “that microorganisms in the energy-limiting environment kilometers below the land surface are found to work together as a team to overcome the limitation of individuals. In essence, stating that they remarkably work together for the common good.”

Dr. Lau’s award was announced to attendees at the Third DCO International Meeting in St Andrews, Scotland on 23-25 March 2017. She had the opportunity to give a lecture on her research during the award ceremony and is currently looking forward to preparations for her presentation. The Department of Geosciences congratulates Dr. Maggie Lau on the announcement of this future recognition.