Our research focuses on microbial photosynthesis and global biogeochemical cycles. We combine genomic, functional, and evolutionary studies of complex microbial ecosystems to answer outstanding questions in microbial ecology and evolution including the form and function of the Earth’s earliest phototrophs and the contribution of these organisms to biogeochemical cycling in Earth’s past, present, and future.
Trinity L. Hamilton
McKnight Presidential Fellow
Plant and Microbial Biology
University of Minnesota
St Paul, MN
NEWS FROM THE FRINGE LAB
Pink snow is a red flag for the West’s water
Algae blooms that cause pink snow could accelerate melting as Earth warms
Hailey is recognized with an Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants.
Anna is recognized with an Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching Assistants.
A Microbe-Driven Meltdown? The Fringe Lab is awarded an NSF grant in collaboration with Dr. Frisbee at Purdue University.
Anna is awarded an Sigerfoos Graduate Fellowship for Summer 2019!
The Fringe Lab is awarded a Seed-to-Root Grant Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories.
Senthil wins a travel award at the 2018 MSI Research Exhibition - Exploring the “microbial dark matter” through large-scale genomics
Anna is awarded an Itasca Director's Fellowship to study methane and iron cycling at Iron Springs Bog
Trinity presents at College of Biological Sciences SciSpark 2018 event
The Fringe Lab moves to the University of Minnesota: A Small World After All
Bacteria found near abandoned mines could shed light on early Earth
Some algae like it cold
Lake Erie's toxic algae bloom is back and it's spreading
Harmful Algal Bloom Advisories for Ohio Public Water Systems and ODNR State Park Beaches
Little Salt Spring Expedition 2014
A Breath of Fresh Air: NPP Post Doc Trinity Hamilton