Flynn receives Certificate of Merit


Theodore Flynn

Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow Theodore Flynn (BIO) from Argonne’s Molecular Environmental Science Group was recently awarded a “Certificate of Merit” from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry.

The certificate was in recognition of Flynn’s presentation “Geochemical Explanation for the Prevalence of Sulfur Reduction Among Nominally Iron-reducing Bacteria” given at the 245th National ACS Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The ACS recognizes members who are making landmark presentations for the first time before a national meeting of their peers.merit

Flynn’s presentation was “judged to be of high quality toward the efforts of the Environmental Chemistry Division to better understand and protect the environment.”

As a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Flynn has investigated how microbial communities mediate the biogeochemical cycling of iron, sulfur, and carbon.

His research integrates geochemical modeling and metagenomics with laboratory incubations of anaerobic bacteria to greater understand the nature of microbial activity in the subsurface.

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