Research Interests

  • Microbial distributions and interactions with marine plants and invertebrates
  • Sequence-based approaches to the discovery of natural products from marine microbes.
  • Comparative genomics.
  • Microbial chemical ecology.
  • The distributions, biogeography, and molecular evolution of marine bacteria.


  • B.S., Florida Institute of Technology
  • M.S., San Diego State University
  • Ph.D., UCSD, Scripps Institution of Oceanography