Early Career Scientist’s post: “Going Viral”

“Viruses are messing around with the genomes of their hosts in just about any environment on Earth, but I’m interested in deep-sea hydrothermal vents because I think viruses have been playing this game for billions of years….. […] …. If we can understand how evolution operates in these places, we might better understand how microbes and viruses evolved together on the early Earth—and whether life might exist elsewhere in the universe.”

Read more about what are the science goals of Rika Anderson of Carleton College on R/V Atlantis now >>

Also read the UNOLS_ECS blog series from the expedition AT 42-06!

“Why AM I Here?” by Dalton Hardisty, Michigan State University

“Off to Work” by Ross Parnell-Turner, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

“It Takes 56 to Tango” by Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Arizona State University

“Crab Boil” by Carolyn Tepolt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

“Keeping it hot!” by Aida Farough, Kansas State University