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We study how marine and freshwater microbes are impacted by environmental change and pollution, and how these microbes influence host, ecosystem, and human health. We are especially interested in microbes that live on and within important animal hosts, such as shellfish and fish.


We use complimentary approaches including experimental laboratory systems, fieldwork, molecular microbiology, and genomics-based techniques (especially high-throughput nucleic acid sequencing). Our goal is to make discoveries about microbial processes and interactions that can help support healthy, resilient coastal systems. We hope to apply what we learn towards developing microbial-driven solutions to emerging environmental problems.

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Interested in joining our group, collaborating, or connecting? Please email

Prospective Students and Postdocs: Please include a CV and short statement of research interests, experience, and career goals.

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