Assoc. Professor of Microbial Oceanography, Ecology and Genomics

Research Interests

  • Ecological and comparative genomics of marine phytoplankton 
  • Genome evolution and evolutionary origins of metabolic function in marine microbes
  • Systems biology and functional genomics of microalgae
  • Carbon, nitrogen, and micronutrient ecophysiology and biogeochemistry


  • B.A., Biology and English, Vassar College, New York
  • Ph.D., Ecology, University of Georgia