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Jody Deming

Research areas

Jody Deming is interested in understanding how microbes – bacteria and archaea – manage to survive, grow, and reproduce under extreme conditions, focusing recently on adaptations and evolutionary processes in very cold saline ice formations. Ongoing projects address the various roles of extracellular enzymes, exopolymeric substances, and viruses in determining microbial life in ice (or in the cold source waters or sediments prior to freezing), whether the ice is natural sea ice, artificial ice made under controlled conditions or hypothesized sites for life on icy moons and planets in our solar system.