Chen Shen, a student in Brian Hopkinson’s lab, successfully defended her thesis “Carbon Dioxide Concentrating Mechanisms in Marine Diatoms: Genetics, Physiology, and Diversity” on April 20, 2016. Chen’s work shed light on the molecular mechanisms that are used by marine diatoms, an important group of algae in the ocean, to acquire carbon for photosynthesis. These systems are known as carbon dioxide concentrating mechanisms and they are currently of interest for the way in which they modify the response of marine algae to rising CO2 concentrations. Her thesis committee was composed of Tish Yager, Brian Hopkinson, Brian Binder, Mary Ann Moran, and Boris Striepen (see photo). Congratulations Chen!
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.