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Diana Franks

Diana Franks

Research Associate II


Office Phone: +1 508 289 3208

Fax: +1 508 457 2134


WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 32

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. University of Miami, Florida, 1977, Microbiology

Research Interests

Morphology, taxonomy and molecular phylogeny of cyanobacteria and cellulolytic bacteria; characterization and evolution of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) in fish, birds and marine mammals; alteration of gene expression produced by marine pollutants, and use of cell culture systems.