Marine Microbiology

The role of microorganisms in the oceans; metabolic diversity; methods in marine microbiology; interactions of microbes with other microbes, plants and animals; biochemical cycling, pollution and water quality; microbe-mineral interactions; extremophiles.


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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Allen Lab
Azam Lab
Studies the ecology of marine microbes, their diversity, and their population dynamics.
Burton Lab
We take advantage of molecular genetic approaches to examine diverse questions in ecology and evolution.
Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine (CMBB)
Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Laboratory for Computational Genomics
Aims to create and use new software tools to explore the unfolding world of genomes.
Gerwick Laboratory
Multidisciplinary marine biomedical research.
Latz Laboratory
A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.
A.E. Allen Lab
Research at the intersection of biological and microbial oceanography and functional genomics.
Bartlett Lab
We examine the diversity and activity of microbial life in the deep sea , including within the deepest ocean trenches.
Bowman Lab
We use sequence-based approaches, flow cytometry, modeling, and other techniques to explore the structure and function of microbial communities.
Diaz Lab
Broadly, our goal is to understand how interactions between the geochemistry and microbiology of the ocean shape the natural world, including global climate and natural resources.

Recent Publications

Minich, Jeremiah; Petrus, Semar; Michael, Julius D; Michael, Todd P; Knight, Rob; Allen, Eric
Kolody, B. C.; McCrow, J. P.; Allen, L. Zeigler; Aylward, F. O.; Fontanez, K. M.; Moustafa, A.; Moniruzzaman, M.; Chavez, F. P.; Scholin, C. A.; Allen, E. E.; Worden, A. Z.; Delong, E. F.; Allen, A. E.
Dodiya, H. B.; Kuntz, T.; Shaik, S. M.; Baufeld, C.; Leibowitz, J.; Zhang, X. L.; Gottel, N.; Zhang, X. Q.; Butovsky, O.; Gilbert, J. A.; Sisodia, S. S.