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DIGGING DEEP: Biology professor to oversee $1.5 million grant

(Dec. 22, 2011)   —   An East Carolina University professor will oversee a $1.5 million grant funding research into what lies underneath the Earth's oceans and continents.

The grant was awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Deep Carbon Observatory. Dr. Matt Schrenk, an assistant professor of biology at ECU, will serve as the principal investigator, teaming with nine other primary scientists and researchers working around the world.