Welcome to the Bose Lab at Washington University in St. Louis!

Our lab studies microbial metabolisms and their influence on biogeochemical cycling using an interdisciplinary approach. We apply the knowledge we gain to generate new ways of addressing issues such as the energy crisis, pollution, biofouling and sustainability.

Latest Lab News!!!

September 2017 - Welcome Josh Kim and Kevin Johnson! Let's do some cool science this semester!

                            -  Proud to be a part of an exciting new DOE funded project on methanogens!
                            - Honored to be a recipient of the @LorealUSA For Women in Science 2017 Changing the Face of #STEM grant!

August 2017 - Arpita gives a talk at the Microbial Diversity course in Woods Hole, MA!

July 2017  - Goodbye Chris and Jose! See you next summer!

June 2017 - Welcome summer students Jose, Chris and Prerna! 

                  - Thanks to L'Oreal and AAAS for their generous support to the Gateway Science Summer program! We really appreciate your help in making the dreams of St. Louis Inner City high-school students come true!

May 2017 - Arpita talks about microbes for Ultracondensed!

April 2017 - Arpita presents at the 253rd ACS Meeting in the Geochemistry Division!

                 - Arpita is featured in The Record!

March 2017 - Rajesh and Karthik present at the Postdoc Symposium!

                    - Beau submits his senior thesis! Woohoo!

                    - Beau gets into Emory School of Medicine for his MD! Congrats Beau! We will miss you!

February 2017 - Congrats to Mike on approval of his thesis proposal!

January 2017 - Happy New Year! Congrats to Tahina on his marriage!

                       - The Bose lab welcomes PMB rotation student Virginia Johnson!

                       - Congrats to Dinesh for passing his Qualifying Examination with flying colors!

                       - Congrats to Michael on the acceptance of his first paper!

                       - Congrats to Wei for passing her Thesis Proposal Defense with flying colors!

December 2016 - Arpita presents at the Department of Microbiology, Southern Illinois University!

November 2016 - Arpita presents at the Office of Naval Research/Department of Energy ARPA-E workshop at the ARPA-E Headquarters in Washington D.C.! 
October 2016 - Arpita presents the PMB lunch seminar.

                       - Wei, Dinesh, Karthik and Rajesh present at the PMB Retreat!

                       - Arpita attends the Newman Lab Sweet Sixteen at Caltech! 

                       - The Bose, Blodgett and Zaher labs establish the WUSTL-Gateway Science Academy High School partnership to help talented under-represented students to enter STEM fields! Woohoo!

September 2016 - Arpita presents the lab's research at the Packard Symposium in Monterey, California!

August 2016 - Michael, Rajesh and Dinesh will present their exciting research at the MIdwest Geobiology Symposium!

                     - Beau plays for the NCAA as part of the WashU Soccer team! 

July 2016 - Congrats to Bryan on being accepted to the Organization for Tropical Studies in South Africa (OTS): Ecology and Conservation – Study Abroad. We will miss you this Fall!

June 2016 - Welcome YSP high-school student Donjayla and Webster high-school graduate Taylor! 

May 2016 - Frank Emelue gets uSTAR support to work in the lab. Congrats Frank!

April 2016 - Bryan gets BioSURF funding to do summer research in the lab! Congrats Bryan!

March 2016 - Bose Lab gets SEED funding from URSA to develop an idea into a small company!

                    - Congrats to Wei on her engagement!!!

                    - Michael gets an honorable mention for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this year! Congrats Michael!

                    - Michael receives a "Special Recognition" from the Ford Foundation! Congrats Michael!

February 2016 - Wei Bai presents her research at the Graduate Research Symposium!

January 2016 - Happy New Year! Dinesh joins the lab as its third graduate student! Welcome Dinesh!

                       - Michael passes his Qualifying Exam!!! Congrats Michael!

December 2015 - Welcome new post-docs Rajesh and Karthik!

November 2015 - Beau, Michael and Tahina present Beau's research at the Midstates Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium! 

October 2015 - Arpita is named a 2015 Packard Fellow. Congratulations Bose lab!

                       - Michael and Tahina present their results at the PMB retreat!
                       - Arpita featured in the Ampersand and the Record

September 2015 - The Bose lab begins their industrial collaboration with ARhM, LLC on bioremediation research.
                            - Congrats to Natalia, Michael and Tahina for their poster being accepted to the 2015 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Seattle!

August 2015 - Welcome DBBS rotation students and my daughter Vivian Meera, the newest and youngest lab member:)

July 2015  - Goodbye Natalia and Taylor! We miss you already! Thanks for an awesome summer! Taylor, we can't wait to see you next year and Natalia, good luck with your grad school applications!

June 2015 - Welcome Summer students Bryan, Natalia and Taylor! Let's do some cool science!

                  - Meredith graduates and heads to Medical School. We miss you!

                  - Michael joins the lab!

April 2015 - Arpita receives the Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division Award from the Geological Society of America for 2015!!!

                 - Meredith accepted to two Medical Schools and on the wait-list for WUSTL Med!!!
                 - Meredith initiated into Phi Beta Kappa!

                 - Tahina joins the lab as a Research technician!

                 - The Bose lab receives I-CARES seed-funding to conduct sustainability research on lowering greenhouse gas emissions! Yippee!
                 - Arpita is featured in BIOrythms (.pdf here).