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Published on May 15, 2012
Dr. Doug Bartlett's May 3, 2012, presentation of his experiences as the lead scientist for the recent James Cameron DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition at the Mariana Trench. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Professor Bartlett has extensive experience studying the nature of microbial life in the most remote and extreme places on Earth: deep-oceanic trenches and other deep-sea settings, where most of the biological diversity exists on our planet. His research group pioneered genetic studies of these alien-like microbes, and were the first to identify genes regulated by pressures of thousands of pounds per square inch and genes that are required for high-pressure growth. Come hear what it was like to be on the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Expedition, as well as about the research that Dr. Bartlett conducts at Scripps.