Emilie Skoog spends her time researching extreme environments and telling young girls about careers in STEM.
Scientists from the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at USC Dornsife educate community college students from around the U.S. on cutting-edge research techniques to better understand the ecology of the subseafloor.
Have you ever imagined what is living beneath the ocean floor? The deep biosphere is one of the largest — and least understood — ecosystems on the planet. Researchers at the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations have set their sights on understanding its depths.
A new species discovered beneath the ocean’s crust may play important role in the global carbon cycle.
The $6.7 million research project led by USC Dornsife’s Jan Amend explores life below the Earth’s surface. The studies are connected to the search for life on Mars and elsewhere in the solar system.
Led by Jan Amend of earth sciences and biological sciences, a team of USC Dornsife researchers will study life in Earth’s subsurface biosphere with a $6 million grant from the NASA Astrobiology Institute.