Dual-Title PhD, Oceanography & Astrobiology (2014)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Astrobiology Areas of Interest: Life in Extreme Environments
I’m a postdoctoral fellow in the Biology and Paleo Environment Division of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and a research scientist at the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science. My research is focused on the interactions between bacteria and phytoplankton, with a particular emphases on epibiotic bacteria (bacteria attached to phytoplankton cells) and their role in the initiation, maintenance, and collapse of phytoplankton blooms. I also have active projects related to my doctoral work on the microbial ecology of sea ice and other psychrophile habitats.