Toner Lab of Low-Temperature Geochemistry




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Brandy M. Toner

Assistant Professor

Department of Soil, Water, and Climate

University of Minnesota



Land and Atmospheric Science

Earth Science

Water Resources Science

Environmental Engineering

BioTechnology Institute



We study the biogeochemistry of metals throughout the biosphere.

Metal Biogeochemistry | Inorganic Chemistry | Geochemistry | Surface Chemistry | Spectroscopy


Group News  


May 1, 2014

New Paper: Anantharaman et al. 2014. Sulfur oxidation genes in diverse deep-sea viruses. Science


The paper includes results from Katee Wendt's University of Minnesota undergraduate UROP and Honor's Thesis.

Karthik Anantharaman just finished his Ph.D. with Greg Dick at the University of Michigan and is off to his new post-doctoral position at UC Berkeley!

Dr. Meng Li

February 5, 2014

New Paper: Li et al. 2014

Microbial iron uptake as a mechanism for dispersing iron from deep-sea hydrothermal vents. Nature Communications

Meng Li just finished a post-doctoral position with Greg Dick at the University of Michigan and is off to his new Assistant Professor position at The Chinese University of Hong Kong!

Sarah Nicholas - Geotraces sunset

January 1, 2014

Sarah Nicholas returns from the GEOTRACES Eastern Pacific Zonal Transect (EPZT) cruise!

Photo journal - under construction

Colleen Hoffman - in the lab

September 3, 2013

Colleen Hoffman joins the Toner Group as Ph.D. student in Earth Science

Katee in Prague

May 18, 2013

Katee Wendt graduates from the University of Minnesota!

Good luck with the paleoclimate research in graduate school!

workin in the Coy

April 1, 2013

Sarah Nicholas (left) starts ambitious microbial enrichment study for arsenic-bearing glacial aquifer sediments

Advanced Light Source

Composition of Marine Particulate Organic Matter

Beamline 5.3.2

January 2013


Oases for Life in Distant Oceans” Video of Life at the Cayman Hydrothermal Vents

2012 Oceanographic Cruise - Photo journal

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