Maggie Lau 
Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University

Maggie Lau is an associate research scholar and lecturer in the department of geosciences at Princeton University. Her research interests include biology, ecology and microbiology.

Written by Maggie Lau 

A scanning electron microscope image shows a nematode in biofilm (blue), in its natural deep-subsurface habitat. The scale bar is 20 micrometres (μm) long. All images courtesy Gaetan Borgonie
Essay/
Earth science and climate
Life goes deeper

The Earth is not a solid mass of rock: its hot, dark, fractured subsurface is home to weird and wonderful life forms

Gaetan Borgonie & Maggie Lau