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  • Jan
    22

    EES Seminar: Bahareh Hassanpour

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM

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    Stable Isotope Tracing in Microbical Secretions to Capture Soil Carbon Cycling Dynamics

    Carbon turnover in soils is a critical component of the global carbon cycle. Microbial metabolism, which is influenced by oxygen availability, drives carbon transformation in soils. Traditionally, stable isotope tracers in DNA have been used to identify active microbial players. Metabolic potentials for carbon turnover are then inferred based on gene-based predictions. However, to interpret or validate these predictions, direct annotation of metabolic activities remains a major challenge. Metabolomics, an emerging omics technique that profiles the chemical fingerprint of metabolic reactions, provides an instrumental approach to address this challenge. In this talk, I will present the first investigation of my postdoctoral work that explores the application of metabolomics analyses of soil water extracts. Specifically, 13C tracers in metabolites in soil solutions were used to capture microbial metabolic activities in soils subjected to different redox conditions. My findings show that such metabolomics measurements can provide insights to support or resolve DNA-based predictions of relevant metabolism involved in soil carbon cycling. In ongoing projects, I continue to implement metabolomics approaches to understand carbon transport in a watershed in relation to ecosystem metabolism.

    Bahareh Hassanpour is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Aristilde Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Northwestern University. Her research interests are in nutrient cycling,fate, and transport. Prior to joining Northwestern, Bahar earned her Ph.D. degree at Cornell University, studying hydrological controls on non-point source pollution (nitrate and pesticides) removal by the edge-of-field techniques that utilize organic substrates. Interested in the molecular understanding of carbon cycling, she is working on applying metabolomics approaches to investigate carbon cycling in soil and riverine systems.

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    TIME Friday, January 22, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney.acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    3

    SPREE Seminar: Joe Labuz

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM

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    TIME Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney.acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    4

    TAM Seminar: Prof. Wendy C. Crone

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    10:00 AM

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    TIME Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    CONTACT Alison Rodriguez    alison.rodriguez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    5

    EES Seminar: Kevin Wilkinson

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney.acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    10

    SPREE Seminar: John van de Lindt

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM

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    TIME Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney.acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Mar
    11

    Electronically Integrated Microscopic Robots

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    10:00 AM

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    TIME Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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    CONTACT Alison Rodriguez    alison.rodriguez@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    12

    EES Seminar: Noah Fierer

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney.acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Mar
    13

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 13, 2021

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  • Mar
    15

    Winter Examinations Begin

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    TIME Monday, March 15, 2021

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  • Mar
    20

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 20, 2021

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  • Mar
    26

    Winter Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, March 26, 2021

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  • Mar
    29

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 29, 2021

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  • Mar
    30

    Spring Classes Begin 8 a.m. Classes remote until Tuesday, April 6.

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    TIME Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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