Min is an incoming graduate student with research interest in hydrothermal vent geomicrobiology. Her previous studies focused on the biodiversity of methanotrophs and methanogens in the Lost City Hydrothermal Vent field by surveying variations in gene sequences encoding a key enzyme of methanogenesis and methane oxidation.
Min received her bachelors degrees in Biology and Computer Science from the University of Washington in 2004, and is returning to the Seattle campus to work with Drs. Deb Kelley and John Baross. Her graduate research will focus on the linkages between environmental parameters and microbial processes at diffuse hydrothermal vents.