Graduate Student Sophia Ewens highlighted by U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science

Congratulations to Sophia Ewens, a 5th-year graduate student in the Coates Lab and a researcher in the Energy Biosciences Institute, on her recent publication in the journal PNAS.  The study focuses on microbial redox cycling of phosphorous species, and it was highlighted by a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science publication, titled “Microbes Use Ancient Metabolism to Cycle Phosphorus." 

Sophia's research is focused on microbial phosphorous redox cycling as a means of solar energy storage and carbon dioxide capture and conversion.  She is the inaugural  EBI-Shell Research Fellow, which is funded through support from Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.