6 December 2020

A Semester of BIOmarkers

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A Semester of BIOmarkers

This year, Summons Lab graduate students Fatima Husain and Angel Mojarro, along with UROP Juliana Drozd, kicked off BIOmarkers, an audio series that archives the oral history of organic geochemistry. Take a listen! Episode 8 – Dr. Katherine Freeman, Part 2 In the eighth episode of BIOmarkers, the audio series that archives the oral history […]

1 November 2019

Summons Lab at EATS!

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Summons Lab at EATS!

On Friday, November 1st, Angel Mojarro and Roger Summons shared research summaries of their work to the MIT EAPS community as part of the EAPS Active Talk Series. Angel spoke about soft tissue preservation in fossil fish, while Roger spoke about soft tissue preservation and pigments in an ankylosaur fossil, as well as gut microbiome […]

8 September 2019

The Summons Lab presents at IMOG 2019

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The Summons Lab presents at IMOG 2019

Six members of the Summons Lab traveled from Cambridge, Massachusetts to Göteborg, Sweden, to present their ongoing research at the International Meeting of Organic Geochemistry. The meeting, which takes place every two years, hosts organic geochemists from around the world, and features a combination of talks, posters, and opportunities for colleagues to connect. All Summons […]

17 June 2019

How to Detect Life on Mars

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How to Detect Life on Mars

 Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies by Fatima Husain When Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn’t think that he’d use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to […]