Assistant Professor

The goal of my lab is to understand microbially-mediated biogeochemical processes that help shape the natural world. On the geochemistry side, I am interested in phosphorus, reactive oxygen species, and metal nutrients such as iron. On the microbial side, I am interested in studying diverse groups, especially phytoplankton such as diatoms, dinoflagellates, and coccolithophores. My lab also develops and applies “functional proteomics” methods to identify enzymes that underpin biogeochemical transformations. We work in diverse ocean regions, including tropical seas and polar oceans. Some current projects include:

The role of reactive oxygen species in coral bleaching
Identifying the enzymes involved in the utilization of alternative phosphorus sources by marine phytoplankton
Characterizing enzymatic modes of extracellular superoxide production by diatoms

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Events with Julia Diaz

Articles Featuring Julia Diaz

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:41am

Julia Diaz has been awarded the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship along with 125 of her contemporaries across the United States and Canada. This award is comprised of $65,000 that she can use towards her research.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:55am

Congratulations to Julia Diaz for this amazing accomplishment! According to the Sloan Foundation website,"these 126 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:51pm

Department of Marine Sciences at the Skidaway Institute of Ocean Sciences researchers Tina Walters, Marc Frischer and Karrie Bulski practice running zooplankton samples on the FlowCam, a new instrument that is part of LIME.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 2:37pm

Julia Diaz, Assistant Professor with the Department of Marine Sciences at Skidaway Institue of Oceanography, has co-authored an article titled "Species-specific control of external superoxide levels by the coral holobiont during a natural bleaching event", which was recently published by the…