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Catalysis of early metabolic pathways as a form of hereditary during a possible emergence of life from hydrothermal vents

Investigator: Reuben Hudson, Ph.D., College of the Atlantic

Project Summary

Carbon fixation to simple organic building blocks, and the subsequent increases in molecular complexity underpins countless universal cellular processes. This study aims to explore early mechanisms of carbon fixation and other metabolic cycles from the ground up—form their possible emergence billions of years ago in an ancient hydrothermal vent—with the hopes of elucidating the impact of these universal bioenergetic mechanisms on downstream cellular processes. 

Hudson Research at the College of the Atlantic