Phytoplankton Biology and Algal Biofuels

The study of phytoplankton and its use in producing algal biofuels.




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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Latz Laboratory
A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.
Brian Palenik Laboratory
We study how marine phytoplankton interact with their abiotic environment (nutrients, copper, etc.) and with co-occurring microbes.
Photobiology Group
Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.
California Center for Algae Biotechnology (Cal-CAB)
Identifying innovative solutions that partner algae research with private industry for commercial success.
A.E. Allen Lab
Research at the intersection of biological and microbial oceanography and functional genomics.

Recent Publications

Zhang, S. W.; Chan, K. Y. K.; Shen, Z.; Cheung, S. Y.; Landry, M. R.; Liu, H. B.
Stuart, R. K.; Bundy, R.; Buck, K.; Ghassemain, M.; Barbeau, K.; Palenik, B.