Alexander B. Michaud
Class of 2005
While at MSU Dr. Michaud was a member of the Williams Ice Stream Sub-glacial Access Research Drilling Team (WISSARD) which, for the first time, showed life exists in a subglacial lake beneath the West Antarctica Ice Sheet.The project was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs. MSU is one of eight US and international institutions that collaborated on this project. Dr. Michaud studied under Dr. John Priscu, WISSARD Chief Scientist and Professor in the Department of Land Resource and Environmental Sciences at MSU. Dr. Michaud spent three Antarctic summer seasons at McMurdo Station during his 7 years at MSU.
Dr. Michaud has accepted a two-year Post-doctoral appointment to continue his research studies at Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark. His post-doctoral research will focus on Arctic marine sediment microbiology and the coordination of an international research team and expedition to the Norwegian Arctic.
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