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Roland Hatzenpichler

5 Year Member

Member Bio:

Since November 2016, Roland is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Montana State University, Bozeman. From July 2011 to July 2016, he was a postdoctoral scholar in Geobiology in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He graduated from the Department of Microbial Ecology of the University of Vienna in June 2011.

Roland's research addresses the evolution, diversity, activity, and relevance to biogeochemical cycling of environmental microbes, particularly uncultured archaeal lineages and multicellular magnetotactic bacteria. A key approach in his endeavours is the use of techniques to study the physiology and metabolic activity of the uncultured majority in situ and to link these data with microbial identity on both individual cell and “meta” level.


Member of the Junior Advisory Group of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), since May 2014

Postdoctoral scholar supported via a Fellowship by the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI), July 2014 - July 2016

Marie Curie fellow via an Erwin Schroedinger scholarship of the Austrian Science Fund, July 2012 - July 14

O.K. Earl postdoctoral scholarshipin Geobiology by the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences of Caltech, July 2011 - July 2012

Doc.Award for outstanding PhD thesis by the City of Vienna, 2012

DOC (PhD) fellowship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, January 2007 - December 2009