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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
Ph.D. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009, Biological Oceanography M.S. University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2004, Biological Oceanography B.A. University of San Diego, 2001, Marine Science-Biology
My research addresses questions that focus on the contribution of Bacteria and Archaea to the
health and ecology of marine animals. I am also interested in how animal-associated microbes
reflect alterations in their surrounding marine environment due to climate change and other
anthropogenic-related impacts. My current research uses traditional microbiology, microbial
oceanographic, genomic, metagenomic and bioinformatic tools to examine the microbiomes of
reef-building corals and marine mammals.