Peter R. Girguis is a Professor in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department at Harvard University, and an Adjunct Oceanographer in Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He and the members of his lab study the ecology and physiology of marine microbes, including their role in gut microbiomes and in animal-microbial symbioses. Their research is highly interdisciplinary, employing tools from genomics to biogeochemical measurements. The Girguis lab also develops new methods or technologies to help answer previously unanswered questions, such as the ABISS robotic lander that can be used for studying animals and microbes in the deep sea. Professor Girguis is also deeply committed to engaging a broader diversity of folks in marine science. Pete will be the Chief Scientist during this expedition.
- Ecosystem Dynamics of Hydrothermal Vent Communities
Characterizing Venting and Seepage Along the California Coast