Summer 2015 assistantships
Degree: MS, Biological Oceanography
Advisor: Tatiana Rynearson
Completion date: Spring 2016
Research: I explore microscale microbial interactions and ecological relationships between a species of cosmopolitan marine diatom – Thalassiosira rotula – and its associated heterotrophic bacterial assemblage using molecular barcoding techniques, population genetics, and co-growth experiments.