Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
2016–Present Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, MSU
2011–2016 Postdoctoral Scholar, Geobiology, Caltech
2011 Doctorate degree, Microbial Ecology, Univ. of Vienna, Austria
2006 Master's degree, Microbial Ecology, Univ. of Vienna, Austria
- The function and activity of the “uncultivated majority” of microorganisms, and how their physiology impacts the environment across a range of scales, from micron to global.
- The use of novel approaches to probe in situ activity, including biorthogonal non-canonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT) with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), stable isotope probing, and cell sorting.
Montana State University & CBE publications searchable by author via CBE Publications Database
Dr. Hatzenpichler's Research Website
“MSU graduate student wins prestigious NASA award to study unique bacteria” MSU News 07/01/2020
“MSU biochemist’s research takes him to the seafloor to collect microorganisms” MSU News 01/14/2019
“MSU researchers receive $1.8 million to study methane-converting microbes” MSU News 10/18/2017