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Dr. Jacqueline Goordial

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
61 Route 9W

Palisades, NY 10964

Email: goordial@ldeo.columbia.edu
https://web.jackiegoordial.com



EDUCATION

2016                Ph.D., Environmental Microbiology, McGill University
2010                MSc., Molecular Ecology, University of Toronto
2008                H. B.Sc., Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Toronto

                                                      

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

June 2020                   Assistant Professor
                                    School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, ON, Canada

2019 - present            Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Advisor Dr. Andy Juhl
                                    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University, NY, USA

2016 – 2019                Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Advisor Dr. Beth Orcutt
      Deep Biosphere Laboratory, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, 
      ME, USA.

2016 – 2016                Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Advisor Dr. Lyle Whyte
      Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, QC, Canada.

2016                            Scientist for ‘CanMARS’ Mars analogue mission
      Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University, ON,                Canada / Canadian Space Agency, St. Hubert, QC, Canada  

2013                            Visiting Scientist, Honeybee Robotics, San Francisco, CA, USA

2011                            Visiting Scientist, Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, CAB,                                                  Madrid, Spain
                       


PUBLICATIONS

  

Refereed Journal Articles

2019  
Chan-Yam, K., Goordial, J., Greer, C., Davila, A., McKay, C.P., Whyte, L. Habitability of Antarctic water tracks in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Astrobiology. In Press. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1089/ast.2018.1884


Osinski, G.R., CanMars team (Goordial, J.). The CanMars Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission. Planetary and Space Science. 166: 110-130 doi:10.1016/j.pss.2018.07.011

2018 
Jones, R.M., Goordial, J., Orcutt, B.N. Low Energy subsurface environments as extraterrestrial analogs. Frontiers in Microbiology. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01605 


Raymond-Bouchard, I., Goordial, J., Zolotorov, Y., Ronholm, J., Stromvik., M., Bakermans, C., Whyte, L., Conserved genomic and amino acid cold adaptation traits in sub-zero growing Arctic permafrost bacteria. FEMS microbial ecology. 2018. 94 (4)   doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiy023


Brady, A.L., Goordial, J., Sun, H., Whyte, L., Slater, G.F. Variability in carbon uptake and (re) cycling in Antarctic cryptoendolithic microbial ecosystems demonstrated through radiocarbon analysis of organic biomarkers. Geobiology. 2018;16, 62-79 doi: 10.1111/gbi.12263


Ronholm, J., Goordial, J., Izawa, M.M.R., Applin, D., Sapers, H., Pontefract, A., Omelon, C.R., Lamarche-Gagnon, G., Osinski, G., Cloutis, E.A., Whyte, L.G.  Comparison of Prokaryotic and Microbial Eukaryotic Lithic Community Composition Between Serpentine and Felsic Intrusives in Jeffrey (Asbestos) Mine.  Astrobiology. doi: 10.1089/ast.2017.1685

 2017  
Goordial, J. Altschuler, I., Hindson, K., Yan-Cham, K., Marcolefas, E., Leveille, R., Whyte, L. In situ field sequencing and life detection in remote (79°26′N) Canadian High Arctic permafrost ice wedge microbial communities.  Frontiers in Microbiology.  doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02594.  

Goordial, J., Davila, A., Greer, C., Canam, R., DiRuggiero, J., McKay, C., Whyte, L.  Comparative activity and functional ecology of permafrost and cryptoendolithic microbial communities in a hyper-arid upper Dry Valley, Antarctica.  Environmental Microbiology. 2017. 19 (2) 443-458.

2016  
Goordial, J., Davila, A., Lacelle, D.,Pollard, W., Marinova, M., Greer, C., DiRuggiero, J., McKay, C., Whyte, L. Nearing the cold-arid limits of microbial life in permafrost of an upper Dry Valley, Antarctica. International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME) journal, 2016. 10 (7), 1613-1624.

Goordial, J., Raymond-Bouchard, I., Zolotorov, Y., de Bethencourt, L., Ronholm, J., Shapiro, N., Woyke, T., Stromvik., M., Greer, C., Bakermans, C., Whyte, L. Cold adaptive traits revealed by comparative genomic analysis of the eurypsychrophile Rhodococcus sp. JG3 isolated from high elevation McMurdo Dry Valley permafrost, Antarctica. FEMS microbial ecology.  2016. 92(2).

Ricker, N., Shen, S., Goordial, J., Jin, S., Fulthorpe, R. PacBio SMRT assembly of a complex multi-replicon genome reveals chlorocatechol degradative operon in a region of genome plasticity. Gene. 2016. 586 (2) 239-247.

2015  
Goordial, J, Raymond-Bouchard, I., Ronholm, J., Shapiro, N., Woyke, T., Whyte, L., Bakermans, C. Improved-high-quality draft genome sequence of Rhodococcus sp. JG-3, a eurypsychrophilic Actinobacteria from Antarctic Dry Valley permafrost. Standards in Genomic Sciences. 2015;10:1

Perron, G., Whyte, L., Turnbaugh,P., Goordial, J., Hanage, W., Dantas, G., Desai, M. Functional characterization of bacteria isolated from ancient Arctic soil exposes diverse resistance mechanisms to modern antibiotics. PLoS ONE. 2015.  10(3): e0069533.


Book chapters

2017    Altshuler, I., Goordial, J., Whyte., L.G. 2017. Microbial Life in Permafrost. Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnology, 2nd edition. Springer Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.

2014    Goordial, J., and Whyte, L. 2014. Microbial Life in Antarctic Permafrost Environments. Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology (pp 217-232): Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

2013    Goordial, J., Lamarche-Gagnon, G., Lay, C-Y., and Whyte, L.G. 2013. Left out in the cold: Life in cryoenvironments.  Polyextremophiles: Microorganisms and macroorganisms living under multiple forms of stress (27: 335-363): Springer

Manuscripts in peer review

Orcutt, B.N., Bradley, J., Brazelton, W.J., Estes, E., Goordial, J., Huber, J.A., Jones, R.M, Mahmoudi, N., Marlow, J.J., Murdock, S., Pachiadaki, M., Tivey, M.K. Impacts of Deep-Sea Mining on Microbial Ecosystem Services. In Review in Limnology and Oceanography. Available on BIORXIVhttps://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/463992v1

Mykytczuk, N., Magnuson, E., Pellerin, A., Goordial, J., Twine, S., Wing, B., Foote, S.J., Fulton, K., Whyte, L. Sulfur cycling by microbial biofilms filaments from in anoxic hypersaline springs in the Canadian high Arctic. In Review Environmental Microbiology.

Maggiori, C., Stromberg, J., Blanco, Y., Goordial, J., Cloutis, E., Parro, V., Whyte, L., Nanopore sequencing for life detection in a sinuous ridge analogue: limits, capabilities, and potential. In Review in Astrobiology.


Other publications

2018    Goordial, J. and Ronholm, J. Metagenomics meets read clouds. Nature Biotechnology. 36:11, 1049. (Commentary Article) 

2017    Slater, G., Cloutis, E., Morrill., P., Samson C., Whyte, L., Leveillé, R., Cowan, N., Doyen, R., Banerjee, N., Sherwood Lollar, B., Daly, M., Osinski, G., Pudritz, R., Herd C., Scott A., Goordial, J., Sapers, H., Brady, A., Pearce, B., and Ford, S. Topical Teams Report on Planetary Exploration – Astrobiology, Topical Teams Reports on Planetary Exploration. Canadian Space Agency. 9-24.

2016    Contributed text/photography on fungi within polar cryptoendolithic systems for: McCoy, Peter. Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing & Working with Fungi. Chthaeus Press.

2016    Goordial, J., Raymond-Bouchard, I., Riley, R., Ronholm, J., Shapiro, N., Woyke,T., Grigoriev, I., LaButti, K., Greer, C., Whyte, L., Bakermans, C. Draft Genome of eurypsychrophile yeast Rhodotorula sp. JG1b isolated from permafrost in the hyper-arid Upper Elevation McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. ASM genome announcements. 4:2, e00069-16

2012    Lacelle, D., Pollard, W., Whyte, L., Davila, A., Andersen, D., DeWitt, R., Goordial, J., Heldmann, J., Marinova, M., Zacny, K., McKay, C. 2012. Origin, Stability and Habitability of Ice-Bearing Permafrost in University Valley, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica: Analogue for Ground Ice on Mars. Newsletter for the Canadian Antarctic Research Network 31:17-22




FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS 

 2019-2021       Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia University) Postdoctoral Fellowship. “Fate of ancient carbon caused by permafrost erosion into marine environments” PI. USD $139,500 

2019-2021       NASA Astrobiology Postdoctoral Program fellowship (Stanford University). “Using cell sorting and nanoSIMS to improve life detection and habitability assessments in hypersaline environments and on ocean worlds”. PI.  USD $168,500 (declined).

 2016-2018       Center for dark energy biosphere investigations (C-DEBI) Postdoctoral Fellowship. “Investigations into the diversity and function of active microbial subpopulations in Atlantis Massif oceanic crust” PI. USD $232,126

 2017                Oxford Nanopore Technologies bursary to attend AbSciCon, April 2017. USD $1000

2015-2016       McGill Space Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship. “Development of a MICRO life detection platform” PI. CAD $30,000 (Second year declined).

2016                ECOGEO bursary to attend the ECOGEO Workshop. CAD $2,397.65

2011- 2014      Canadian Astrobiology Training Program (CATP) NSERC CREATE Graduate fellowship, McGill University. CAD $64,00
                                        
2014                Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) award, McGill University, CAD $700

2013                Early Career Scientist Travel Award invitation to give a talk at the 5th annual Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology (PAM) held in Big Sky, Montana. USD $1,200

2012                Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) bursary CAD $1,250

2012                Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) award, McGill University, CAD $500

2010                Reino S. Freeman Fellowship, University of Toronto, CAD $500

2009                UTSC Student Academic Conference and Travel fund, CAD $1,920

2009                Frederick P. Ide Award in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. CAD $500

2008                NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA), University of Toronto. CAD $5700

2008                University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA), University of Toronto, 2008, CAD $4,500


GRANTS AWARDED 


2018                Principle Investigator. Census of Deep Life funding for proposal “Investigation of single amplified genomes (SAGs) of Bacteria and Archaea sorted from subsurface samples at Atlantis Massif”. Metagenomic sequencing of 3 samples, equivalent to ~ USD $2500

2018                Principle Investigator. Census of Deep Life funding for proposal “Diversity and Activity of microorganisms in 6-year mineral colonization experiments in the crustal subsurface at North Pond, mid-Atlantic ridge” Amplicon sequencing of 24 samples, equivalent to ~ USD $1200

2017-2019       Collaborator. NASA Concepts for Ocean worlds Life Detection Technology Program (COLD tech) grant “Development of Nanopore Sequencing for Automated Ocean World Life Detection”.  USD $700,000 total. PI: Chris P. McKay

2017-2019       Co-Investigator. Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Flights and Fieldwork for the advancement of science and technology (FAST) grant “MICRO Life Detection Instrument Platform Developing and Testing”. CAD $500,000 PI: Lyle G. Whyte

2016-2018       Co-Investigator. CSA space exploration science definition studies grant “MICRO Life Detection for planetary protection and biosignatures”. CAD $70,000 PI: Lyle G. Whyte

2017                 Principle Investigator. Census of Deep Life funding for proposal “Active microbes in serpentinizing subsurface of Atlantis Massif revealed by coupled flow cytometry and metagenomics analysis” Metagenomic sequencing of 3 samples, equivalent to ~ USD $2500

2017                Principle Investigator. Census of Deep Life funding for proposal “Investigation of diversity and distribution of subsurface Bacteria and Archaea sorted from different lithologies of serpentinizing crust at Atlantis Massif” PI. Amplicon sequencing of 24 samples, equivalent to ~ USD $1200



PRESENTATIONS (*presenting author)


2018   

Goordial, J.* Microbial ecology and activity of Mid-Atlantic Ridge oceanic crust and sediments through sorted cell -omics. CDEBI Networked Speaker Series. September 27, 2018. Invited Online Oral Presentation.

Goordial, J.* Microbial ecology and activity of Mid-Atlantic Ridge oceanic crust through sorted cell -omics. International Society of Microbial Ecology. August 17, 2018. Leipzig, Germany. Oral Presentation.

Jones, R.*, Goordial, J., Orcutt, B. Energy in the Deep Subsurface ad as Extraterrestrial Habitability Analogs. Goldschmidt. August 14, 2018. Boston, MA, USA. Oral presentation.

Orcutt, B.N.*, D’Angelo, T., Goordial, J., Jones, R. Active Microbial Groups in Oceanic Crust. Goldschmidt. August 14, 2018. Boston, MA, USA. Oral presentation.

Goordial, J*. Single Cell Sorting to overcome low biomass: Microbial function and diversity in the Atlantis Massif subsurface. North East Geobiology Symposium. April 7, 2018. Woods Hole, MA. Poster.

Jones, R.*, Goordial, J., Orcutt, B.N. ‘Following the energy’ in the search for intra- and extra- terrestrial life. North East Geobiology Symposium. April 7, 2018. Woods Hole, MA. Oral presentation.

2017   

Goordial J*. In Situ life detection and sequencing in the Canadian high Arctic. Laboratory of Dr. William Brazelton, Dept. of Biology, University of Utah. Dec. 13th, 2017. Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Invited oral presentation.

Orcutt, B. N*., T., Goordial, J., D’Angelo. Sorting out the ocean crust deep biosphere with single cell omics approaches. American Geophysical Union fall meeting. Dec. 11-15th, 2017. New Orleans, LA, USA. Poster.

Goordial J*., Altshuler, I., Hindson, K., Ronan, R., Raymond-Bouchard, I., Whyte, LG. In Situ Life and Nucleic Acid Biomarker Detection Using the MICRO Life Detection Platform on Mars Analogue Polygonal Permafrost Terrain in the Canadian High Arctic. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), April 24-28th, 2017, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Oral presentation.

Whyte, L. G.*, Goordial, J., Raymond-Bouchard, I., Lamarche-Gagnon, G., Davila, A., McKay, C. Terrestrial Cryenvironments as Mars, Europa, and Enceladus Analogues. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), April 24-28th, 2017, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Oral presentation.

Orcutt, B. N*., D’Angelo, T., Labonté, J., Goordial, J., Bergenthal, M., Freudenthal, T., Lilley, M., Früh-Green, G. Microbial Activity in the serpentinizing subsurface of Atlantis Massif Initial Results from IODP Expedition 357. Astrobiology Science Conference (AbSciCon), April 24-28th, 2017, Mesa, Arizona, USA. Oral presentation.

Goordial, J., Zacny, K*., Whyte, L., Spring, J. Evaluating core contamination under Mars-like conditions. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 20-28th, 2017, The Woodlands, Texas. Poster.

 Osinski, G.R*., Goordial, J., et al (CANMARS science team) Overview of the 2016 #CanMars Mars Sample Return Analogue Mission. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 20-28th, 2017, The Woodlands, Texas. Poster.

2016   

Goordial, J*., Maggiori, C., Ronan, R., Leveille, R., Parro, V., Whyte, L. The MICRO Life Detection for Planetary Protection and Biosignature detection. CSA Canadian Space Exploration Workshop CSEW7, Nov. 24-25, 2016, Montreal. Poster.

Goordial, J*., Davila, AF. Lacelle, D., Pollard, W., Marinova, M., Greer, C., Ruggiero, J., McKay, C.P., Whyte, L.  Nearing the cold-arid limit of life in dry permafrost soils and the thriving lithic life hidden within University Valley, Antarctica. International Society of Microbial Ecology meeting, August 21-26, 2016, Montreal. Poster.

 Goordial, J*., Davila, A. Lacelle, D., Pollard, W., Marinova, M., Greer, C., Ruggiero, J., McKay, C.P., Whyte, L. Survivors and Thrivors: Permafrost and Cryptoendolithic microbial communities in a hyper-arid polar desert in the high elevation McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. Canadian Society of Microbiology meeting, June 12-15th, 2016, Toronto. Oral Speaker in the Young Investigator Plenary.

 Goordial, J.* Surviving and maybe thriving: Permafrost and Cryptoendolithic microbial communities in University Valley, a hyper-arid polar desert. Feb. 29th, 2016. Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON. Invited oral presentation.

2015   

Brady, AL.*, Goordial, J., Davila, AF., Whyte, L., Slater, GF. Organic and Isotopic Biomarkers of Antarctic Endolith Microbial Communities. 25th annual Goldschmidt conference.  Praque, CZ. August 16-21, 2015. Poster presentation.

Chan-Yam, K*., Cong, H., Goordial, J., Riley, R., Raymond, I., Ronholm, J., Whyte, L.G. 2015. Characterization of Cold Adaptations of a Halocryophilic Yeast. ASM. May 30–June 2 2015, New Orleans. Poster.

Raymond-Bouchard, I*., Goordial, J., Zolotarov, Y., de Bethencourt, L., Ronholm, J., Stromvik, M., Bakermans, C., Whyte, L. Comparative Genomic Analyses of Cold Adaption in Cryophilic Bacteria Isolated from Arctic and Antarctic Permafrost. 115th General meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). New Orleans, Louisiana. May 30-June 2, 2015. Oral Presentation.

2014   

Goordial, J*., Davila, A., Lacelle, D.,Pollard, W., Marinova, M., Greer, C., DiRuggiero, J., McKay, C., Whyte, L. Reaching the cold-arid limit of life in dry permafrost soils and the thriving lithic life hidden within University Valley, Antarctica.15th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME). COEX, Seoul, Korea. August, 2014. Oral Presentation.

 Goordial, J*., Davila, A., Lacelle, D., Greer, C., McKay, C., Whyte, L. Mars-like soils in an Upper Dry Valley, Antarctica and the cold-arid limit of life. International Union of Microbiological Sciences. Palais du Congres, Montreal, Quebec. July 27th – August 1st, 2014. Oral presentation as part of the Canadian Society of Microbiology Student symposia competition.

2013   

Goordial, J*. Microbial life in permafrost and cryptoendolith environments in a hyper-arid Antarctic University Valley. 4th Annual Meeting Canadian Astrobiology Program, September 16-17th, 2013. Holiday Inn, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Oral Presentation.

Goordial, J*., Davila, A., Marinova, M., Greer, C., McKay, C., Whyte, L.  Microbial life in permafrost and cryptoendolith environments in a hyper-arid Antarctic Dry Valley. 5th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology.  2013. Big Sky, Montana. September 8th-12th. Invited Oral Presentation.

 Goordial, J*., Davila, A., Marinova, M., Greer, C., McKay, C., Whyte, L.  A Deep Dry-freeze: Life in the Hyper Arid Cold Desert of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.  AbGradCon 2013 (Astrobiology Graduate Conference). McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. June 10th-June 14th. Oral Presentation.

2012   

Goordial, J*., Davila, A., Marinova, M., Andersen, D., Greer, C., Pollard, W., McKay, C., Whyte, L. Microbial Activity and Diversity through a cold, hyper-arid desert permafrost core in University Valley, Antarctica. 14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME). Copenhagen, Denmark. August 19-24, 2012. Poster.

2011   

Goordial, J*., Davila, A., Pollard, W., Andersen, D., Greer, C., Whyte, L., McKay, C. Cryomicrobiology of University Valley, Antarctica.  4th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology, September 4-8th, 2011 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Poster.

Goordial, J*. Cryomicrobiology of the Upper Dry Valleys of the Antarctic. 2nd Annual Meeting Canadian Astrobiology Program, May 29-31st. 2011. McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Oral Presentation.

 Goordial, J*., L.G. Whyte., T.D. Niederberger, N.C.S. Mykytczuk, N.N. Perreault, B. Sherwood Lollar, D. T. Andersen, C. W. Greer, W. Pollard. Microbial communities in subzero brine environments in the Canadian high Arctic. European Geophysical Union General Assembly, April 3-8th, 2011, Vienna, Austria. Poster.

2010   

Goordial, J*., Jin, S., Fulthorpe, R. 2010. Imbalanced catabolic repression and constitutive recombinases found in a chlorobenzoate degrader. 60th Annual Conference of the Canadian society of Microbiologists (CSM). Hamilton, Ontario. June 14-17 2010. Poster.

2009   

Goordial, J*., Ricker, N., Jin, S., Fulthorpe, R. 2009. Portrait of Finicky Bacterium- An ancestral Chlorobenzoate degrader? 59th Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists (CSM). Montreal, Quebec. June 15-18, 2009.  Oral Presentation and Poster.

2008   

Goordial, J*., Stronghill, J., Fulthorpe, R. 2008. Plant Species Effect on Rhizosphere Bacterial Community Structure and Function. 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME). Cairns, Australia. August 17-22, 2008. Poster.

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