About the Lab
We study the physiology and biochemistry of deep sea microorganisms, with an emphasis on carbon and nitrogen metabolism, to better understand their role in mediating local and global biogeochemical cycles. We also study the physiological relationships (such as nutrient exchange and immune responses) between microbes and animals in deep sea environments. In particular, we apply traditional and modern geochemical and molecular approaches, and develop new techniques as necessary, to interrogate how physiological and biochemical adaptation enable organisms to flourish in hypoxic or anoxic environments.
Our Open Source Policy
In the spirit of fostering collaboration and advancing the pace of discovery, we strive to make our instrument/technology designs openly available to all academic scientists.