Carlson Lab Group 2016: Emma Wear, Shuting Liu, Paul Matson, Chance English, Craig Carlson, Jacqui Comstock, Nicholas Hyunh, Keri Opalk,  Anna James, Elisa Halewood
Carlson Lab Group 2016: Emma Wear, Shuting Liu, Paul Matson, Chance English, Craig Carlson, Jacqui Comstock, Nicholas Hyunh, Keri Opalk, Anna James, Elisa Halewood

Lab Members

Principal Investigator

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Professor and Chair, EEMB

My research interests are shaped by an interdisciplinary blend of marine microbial ecology, microbiology and ocean biogeochemistry.

Graduate Students

Graduate researcher
My research interests include the relationship between carbon biogeochemistry and microbial life in ocean systems.
Graduate Student Researcher
Despite being invisible to our naked eyes, bacteria are instrumental to sustaining human and global health, having roles that range from bolstering our immune defenses to recycling carbon and energy worldwide. I am intrigued by the way marine bacteria govern the movement and distribution of nutrients throughout the ocean basins via their interactions with dissolved organic matter (DOM); I am interested to know the extent to which these microscopic interactions between bacteria and DOM influence both regional and global carbon cycling and sequestration.
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Graduate Student Researcher

My research interest lies at the interaction between marine microbial processes and ocean carbon biogeochemistry. I am specifically interested in the role of increased partial pressure of carbon dioxide on microbial processes and selection of its community structure.

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Graduate Student Researcher

My research focuses on the interactions between marine bacterioplankton community ecology and DOM biogeochemistry, and how both of these are shaped by ecosystem-level factors, both biotic and abiotic.

Postdoctoral Researchers

Post Doctoral Scholar
I am mostly interested in the research about microbial degradation and transformation of DOM in seawater. During my Ph.D., I used small peptides as model compounds to investigate mechanisms of DOM decomposition and its role in the marine carbon and nitrogen cycles. I developed a new High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry method to measure low-concentrations of small peptides in seawater, compared peptide hydrolysis and/or decomposition rates and pathways in different seawater environments such as oxic vs.
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Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate researcher

Technical Staff

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Laboratory Manager

I am currently an Associate Specialist, responsible for curating DOM and microbial datasets, overseeing day-to-day operations in the lab, and facilitating fieldwork on the variety of projects ongoing in our lab group.

Lab Technician

I am a sea-going technician responsible for the collection and analysis of dissolved organic matter from a number of coastal and open ocean sites, including participation in the US CLIVAR Repeat Hydrography Program.

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Research Specialist and Microbial Observatory Laboratory Manager (BIOS)

I have participated in many different projects during my tenure at BIOS, ranging from open ocean DOM biogeochemistry to inshore water quality.

Alumni

Graduate Students

  • Courtney Ewart
  • Stuart Goldberg

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Bob Morris
  • Craig Nelson
  • Stuart Goldberg

Technical Staff

  • Meredith Meyers
  • Maverick Carey