Environmental Systems Biology – Cellular Processes to Biogeochemical Cycles











Our team is engaged in research at the intersection of biological and microbial oceanography and functional genomics. We are a joint lab group between the Integrative Oceanography Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego and the Environmental and Microbial Genomics department at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). We combine laboratory and field studies to investigate the ecology, evolution and biogeochemistry of phytoplankton and other microbes and are motivated by basic research questions related to the function marine ecosystems.