Assistant Professor Cody Sheik

UMD Swenson Col of Sci & Eng
UM Duluth
Project Title: 
Aquatic Geomicrobiology Lab

The Sheik lab focuses on discovering the biogeochemical roles novel microorganisms play in the environment. To answer their questions they apply cutting-edge molecular tools to sequence the total DNA and RNA from an environment, methods generally referred to as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics. They specialize in applying advanced assembly and post-assembly binning algorithms to generate Metagenome Assembled Genomes (MAGs). They can then reconstruct the putative physiology of the microorganisms in a mixed community and ultimately microbial interactions within the ecosystem. Currently the group is focused on microbe systems in Lake Superior (water column and sediments), geothermal springs, and the deep subsurface.

Project Investigators

Jake Callaghan
Emily Hyde
Jennifer Knack
Assistant Professor Cody Sheik
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