Dianne Newman is a microbiologist at the California Institute of Technology. She studies the evolution of bacterial metabolism, the interactions between bacteria and geology and how bacteria survive in oxygen-depleted environments and she was one of the 23 new MacArthur Fellows.

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/samlemonick/2016/09/28/microbiologist-dianne-newman-wins-genius-grant/#12963b587315

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