ASU assistant professor honored with international emerging leader award

Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert is a 2020 SiYan Ocean Emerging Leader

March 30, 2021

The International Center for Deep Life Investigation has announced that Arizona State University Assistant Professor Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert has been honored with the 2020 SiYan Ocean Emerging Leader award. This award honors early career researchers for their distinguished performance and outstanding potential as leaders of the deep life community.

Trembath-Reichert, who is a faculty member in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, was selected for this honor for her fundamental contributions based on single-cell analysis of microbial metabolic activity in subseafloor sediment and crustal fluids using stable isotope-probing nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIP-NanoSIMS) and molecular ecological techniques. ASU School of Earth and Space Exploration Assistant Professor Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert. Credit: Fondation L’Oréal Download Full Image

“Her extensive studies on subseafloor habitats, from shallow to deep, have demonstrated that diverse and slow anabolic activities play an important role in the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and other elements over geologic time, even under extreme low-energy conditions,” stated the awards committee in a recent announcement.

“It is exciting to see our early career faculty receive international recognition for their growing contributions to their scientific communities,” said School of Earth and Space Exploration Director Meenakshi Wadhwa. “Professor Trembath-Reichert’s innovative work is leading to a clearer understanding of how life is not just surviving but is in fact thriving in many subseafloor habitats."

Trembath-Reichert joins Associate Professor Yinzhao Wang of Shanghai Jiaotong University’s School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, who also received this award. Wang is recognized for his outstanding and pioneering work on exploring and expanding knowledge on anaerobic alkane-metabolizing archaea and their potential evolutionary history by utilizing OMICS-based analyses.

"It is an honor to be recognized by the deep life community with this award. I look forward to the opportunity to present my recent deep life research in the associated International Center for Deep Life Investigation seminar series with my fellow awardees," Trembath-Reichert said.

The awards committee stated that they hope these awards will recognize scholarly contributions, strengthen academic communication and encourage and foster the next generation of deep life researchers.

Karin Valentine

Media Relations & Marketing manager, School of Earth and Space Exploration


US News and World Report ranks ASU Law No. 25 best law school in the nation

March 30, 2021

The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University continues to maintain its reputation as a premier law school, placing No. 25 overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 best law school rankings. ASU Law has now been ranked in the top 30 for the past seven years and remains the youngest law school in the top 25.

ASU Law is the No. 9 public law school, the No. 5 overall law school in the West and the No. 3 public law school in the West, with six specialty programs ranked in the top 30: legal writing (No. 3), dispute resolution (No. 13), health care law (No. 16), environmental law (No. 20), tax law (No. 28), and criminal law (No. 30). Photo of Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Beus Center for Law and Society The Beus Center for Law and Society is the home of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at ASU in downtown Phoenix. Download Full Image

ASU Law has consistently ranked high in the legal writing category, placing in the top 10 for the past 12 years, with four of those years in the top 5. ASU Law has 10 dedicated legal writing professors, with an additional professor joining in the fall, which allows it to offer its students a research and writing curriculum designed to ensure they are practice-ready as they begin externships, summer jobs and legal careers. This year’s No. 3 ranking is a tribute to their dedication and hard work.

“Over the past decade, ASU Law has transformed from a strong regional law school to a top-ranked national law school,” ASU Law Dean Douglas Sylvester said. “It is gratifying to see that evolution reflected in the rankings, which have placed us between No. 24 and 27 for the past seven years. It is also a tremendous testament to our amazing faculty, students, alumni, donors and the entire ASU Law community. I want to thank them for all that they do to make this such an exceptional place.”

ASU Law’s overall ranking at No. 25 is ahead of George Washington University, Emory University, Boston College, University of California – Irvine, and Fordham University. Its No. 9 public law school ranking is ahead of the University of Iowa, University of Illinois at Urbana, University of California – Irvine, and William and Mary.

For the past several years, ASU Law’s incoming classes have set school records for median LSAT scores and GPAs. The class that entered in fall 2020 continued that tradition, with a median LSAT of 165 and a GPA of 3.83 — topping the marks of 164 and 3.81 from the 2019 incoming class. ASU Law also welcomed its most diverse class ever this year with one-third of the first-year students identifying as students of color.

“We are always looking at ways we can make ASU Law even better, focusing on how we can improve student outcomes and experiences,” Sylvester said. “This fall we are excited to add new intellectual property and technology and antitrust emphasis programs to enrich the student learning experience and advance their career opportunities.”

Read more: U.S. News & World Report ranks 14 ASU graduate programs in top 10

Julie Tenney

Director of Communications, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law