the wiatrowski lab

at Clark University


September, 2009

Welcome Liu Songnian! The Wiatrowski Lab welcomes our new Ph.D. Student Liu Songnian. Liu Songnian graduated this past summer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in July 2009 at Shandong University in Weihai, China.

July, 2009

The Clark University Genome Annotation team has adopted Denitrovibrio acetiphilus. D. acetiphilus, which is a member of the phylum Deferribacteres, is one of the organisms selected for the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea. Students will be annotating the genome of Denitrovibrio acetiphilus in several classes offered at Clark University, including Microbiology (Biol109) and Biochemistry I (Chem271). Additional physiological experiments will be performed in the Wiatrowski Laboratory.

July 3, 2009

Heather Wiatrowski’s most recent paper was mentioned in the Editor’s Choice section of Science. The full citation of the article is as follows: “Reduction of Hg(II) to Hg(0) by Magnetite” Heather A. Wiatrowski, Soumya Das, Ravi Kukkadapu, Eugene S. Ilton, Tamar Barkay and Nathan Yee Environ. Sci. Technol., 2009, 43 (14), pp 5307–5313

July 2009

Professor Heather Wiatrowski was accepted into the program Undergraduate Research in Microbial Genome Annotation.

Click here to read the Campus Digest coverage.

January 21, 2009

Heather Wiatrowski attended a workshop at the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek California, where she learned how to use software associated with the Undergraduate Research in Microbial Genome Annotation. She also got a tour of the facility. For more information about the project, click here:

January 2009

The Wiatrowski lab bids farewell to Kaylie Curran.  She will be spending Spring 2009 at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.  Best of luck, Kaylie!

December 5, 2008

The Wiatrowski Lab welcomes our new mercury analyzer.  It is a  Millenium Mercury Analyzer from PS Analytical.  It uses Cold Vapor Atomic Fluoresence Spectroscopy to quantify mercury. 

Johanna Finn installs the software.

Kaylie Curran unpacks the Mercury Analyzer.

November 20th 2008

The Wiatrowski Lab welcomes our new Coy Anaerobic Chamber!  Here are pictures of the installation. 


Biology Department, Clark University
Lasry Biological Science Center
950 Main St., Worcester, MA 01610 USA
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