Faculty Members in Marine Biology

Name Research abstract
Michael W. Hawkes

Teaching & Learning, Systematics & Phylogenetics, Marine Biology, Algae.

Brian Leander

Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.

Jae-Hyeok Lee


Life cycle transitions of sexual eukaryote; Molecular mechanisms of nutrient sensing in phototrophic eukaryotes; Ubiquitin-dependent mechansism for chloroplast quality control; Evolution of developmental/epigenetic mechanisms; Macroevolutionary transitions from prokaryotes to eukaryotes and from green algae to land plants; Mitigating climate change by engineering algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.

Patrick Martone

Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Microbiome of coastal marine organisms; eukaryotes in the microbiome

Curtis Suttle

The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.

Philippe Tortell

Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.