A project I'm working on on Science Friday!

Today on Science Friday Dr. William Ussler will be talking about a DNA sampling robot (called the Deep Environmental Sample Processor or D-ESP) that analyzes DNA from fluids while sitting on the sea floor - a pretty amazing feat of engineering. In the summer of 2011 I was at sea with Dr. Ussler when this instrument was deployed for the first time at a hydrothermal vent, and I am currently work on a huge data set that we collected at that time. I can't wait to hear him talk about this amazing instrument!  

Check out the description from Science Friday's website here