Person: Corinna Breusing

Dr. Corinna Breusing is a marine research associate at the University of Rhode Island. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biological Oceanography from the University of Kiel in collaboration with the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany, in 2016. Corinna’s work primarily focuses on the evolutionary biology of marine microbial symbioses, including the role … Continued

Person: Jaycee Favela

Jaycee is a physical scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey Global Marine Mineral Resources project. She assists in the research of deep ocean minerals within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and throughout the Earth’s oceans. Jaycee helps process core and rock samples, as well as the geochemical characterization of marine mineral samples. In 2022, she joined a … Continued

Cruise: Health Diagnostics of Deep-Sea Coral

Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are chemical compounds all living organisms, spanning bacteria to humans, create throughout the day. Organisms, including animals, produce ROS through chemical reactions within and outside cells in the body. These chemicals are essential for the function and health of animals as they are needed for breaking down food, fighting off diseases, … Continued

Eric Ryberg

Person: Eric Ryberg

Eric Ryberg is a postdoctoral researcher and environmental chemist in the Department of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Prior to joining the Woods Hole community in 2021, he was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences. He received his B.A. in Chemistry … Continued

Ann Tarrant

Person: Ann Tarrant

Ann Tarrant is a Senior Scientist in the Biology Department and Associate Dean of Academic Programs at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She completed a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology at the University of Miami (1995) and M.S. (1998) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in Biological Oceanography at the University of Hawaii. She was awarded a … Continued

Santiago Herrera

Person: Santiago Herrera

Santiago Herrera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences of Lehigh University. He received a B.S. in Biology and Microbiology and an M.S. in Biological Sciences from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. He was also a graduate fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History during his master’s … Continued

Person: Colleen Hansel

Colleen Hansel is a Senior Scientist and Biogeochemist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Prior to joining the scientific staff at WHOI in 2012, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard University, joint between the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied … Continued

Nicole Pittoors

Person: Nicole Pittoors

Nicole Pittoors is a third year Ph.D. student in Biology at Lehigh University. Advised by Dr. Santiago Herrera, her research involves using metabarcoding to describe the biodiversity and connectivity of mesophotic coral communities and other deep-sea ecosystems. She is broadly interested in larval ecology and reproductive biology of mesophotic and deep-sea invertebrates. Before Lehigh, Nicole … Continued

Kate Lane

Person: Kate Lane

Kate Lane researches marine microbes using biogeochemical, molecular, genetic, and computational tools in Dr. Colleen Hansel’s Lab. She is a 2nd year PhD student in the MIT / WHOI Joint Program and an NSF-GRFP Fellow. Kate received her M.Sc. degree in Population Biology from UC Davis in Prof. Jonathan Eisen’s Lab, worked as computational staff … Continued

Person: Joan Alfaro-Lucas

Dr Joan Alfaro-Lucas is a marine biologist interested in the patterns of biodiversity and their drivers, and how human activities may change them, in the deep sea. This includes not only the species but also the functional diversity and their change along space and time. Joan is particularly interested in understanding the role of energy, … Continued