Susan Mullen is a biologist who is new the field of oceanography and environmental sciences. Her previous research focuses on cellular biology and cancer metastasis. Her interest in oceanography stemmed from taking a course in field oceanography with Professor Andrew Babbin at MIT.

Susan’s interests on the cruise are to study the microorganisms that are key players in nitrogen cycling. Susan received her B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Biology. She was a research assistant in the Gertler Lab at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.