Early-Career Research Fellow – Cameron Thrash


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Louisiana State University

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Fellowships

Project Location: Louisiana

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2017

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Education and Outreach

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Dr. Thrash is an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. He received a B.S. in biology from the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied microbial physiology. His graduate work included perchlorate bioremediation and isolation of novel perchlorate reducing microorganisms. He also studied anaerobic oxidation of iron and uranium. He was awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at Oregon State University, where he focused on the evolution and genomics of SAR11, the most abundant marine bacteria. Dr. Thrashis research focuses on the function of microbes in the different interconnected aquatic systems within the Gulf of Mexico, including the coasts, estuaries, the shelf region, and the Mississippi River. He aims to predict which microbes contribute to the vital ecosystem services of nutrient and carbon processing to generate strategic options for pollutant remediation.

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Project ID: 838
Project Name: Early-Career Research Fellow – Cameron Thrash
SourceUID: NAS_ECF_2017_Thr
Latitude: 30.41485431
Longitude: -91.16903958
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Louisiana
County: Unknown
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Education and Outreach
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Targeted Resource(s): Human and/or Institutional Capacity
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: Louisiana State University
Implementing Organization Type: Academic
Point of Contact – Name: Maggie Walser
Point of Contact – Phone: mwalser@nas.edu
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: http://www.nationalacademies.org/gulf/fellowships/early-career/current-and-past-fellows/index.htm
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
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Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
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Purpose: None
Public Access: None
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Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
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Additional Acreage: None
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 76000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Fellowships
DWH Dollar Amount : 76000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2017
Award Month: 0
Total Amount Leveraged: 0