Research: I am working on viral metagenomes from the Pt. Loma kelp forest and the viral community associated with kelp and rhodolith algae in response to increased carbon dioxide.
Research: Working in identifying genomes from metagenomes
Research: Working with viral metagenomes present in the Australian and California Kelp
Research : I am studying the effects of climate change on the microbes associated with the giant kelp seaweed Macrocystis pyrifera. I use Next Generation Sequencing to identify genomic variations in bacteria as a result of environmental changes.
Research: Currently looking at coral reefs off the coast of Brazil. I am comparing different macroorganisms and their influence on microbial communities
Research: Examining the genomic content of the microbial community associated with Macrocystis pyrifera at a fine and large scale. In addition, identifying genotypic variation of microbes living on the surface of kelp versus the water column.
Research: Microbial communities associated with giant kelp
My research focus on microbial activity associated with the skin surface of sharks. Microbes are a ubiquitous entity in the oceans, interacting with all marine surfaces. The perpetual invasion by water column microbes has driving marine organism to develop means by which to regulate this occurrence, either harnessing the microbes for their benefit to excluding them from their surfaces. Sharks harbor a unique skin surface structure, providing an interesting model from which to base this study.
Research: I am currently working on identifying protein sequences associated with antibiotic resistance and degradation of heavy metals and pesticides present in microbial communities from a range of microbiomes. This analysis could identify whether there are reservoirs of these genes in the environment and identify whether remediation is required
Rseearch: Data anaysis of the sea lion sequencing project
Reseach: Currently studying microbial metagenomes from Ocean Beach Tidepools, looking for whether there is a microbial selection in organisms found at tidepools
Research: Identfying the plasmid sequences from the bacterial metagenomes using apprpriate markers
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