Tyler Garvin

Tyler Garvin

Graduate Student
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I am interested in astrobiological questions regarding the limits of life on Earth and the discovery of life on other worlds. My research involves the use of bioelectrochemcial systems as agnostic tools to detect the oxidation/reduction processes of microbial metabolism. By studying microbes that inhabit extreme environments in the deep sea and deep subsurface, we can begin to establish a foundation for exploring the possibilities of life on other worlds. These environments are great proxies for Mars and the ocean worlds in our solar system, including Jupiter’s moon, Europa, and Saturn’s moon, Enceladus. As with most projects pursued in the Girguis Lab, my research is multifaceted, and sits at the interface of Biology, Geology, and Chemistry.
 
Prior to joining the Girguis Lab, I served four years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army, including tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. After completing my military service, I earned a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of San Francisco, before working as a Research Associate mapping distant-acting transcriptional enhancers in the Mammalian Functional Genomics Laboratory at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
 

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