Faculty Members in Microbial Diversity

Name Research abstract
Naomi Fast

Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.

Patrick Keeling

Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

Jae-Hyeok Lee

Molecular genetics of sexual development in green algae, focusing on gene regulatory networks and cell wall assembly; Phylogenomics study of developmental mechanisms for the evolution of land plants from their green algal ancestors; Genetic engineering of algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; 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.