MARINE BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY, & BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY


Karl Castillo (Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2008) Assistant Professor.*  Research interest: Marine Physiological Ecology and Conservation.

F. Joel Fodrie (Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2006) Assistant Professor.** Research Interests: Coastal Biological Oceanography.

Scott Gifford (Ph.D., The University of Georgia, 2011) Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Marine Microbiology; Genomics, Cultivation, Biogeochemistry, Microbial Ecology.

Niels Lindquist (Ph.D., University of California-San Diego, 1989) Professor.** Research Interests: Chemical Ecology; Marine Natural Products.

Barbara MacGregor (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1994), Research Assistant  Professor, Interests: Microbial Ecology.

Adrian Marchetti (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2005).  Assistant Professor.*  Research Interests: Aquatic Biogeochemical Processes; Microbial Ecology and Molecular Biology; Biological Oceanography and Marine Ecology; Phytoplankton Ecophysiology and Molecular Biology.

Rachel Noble (PhD., University of Southern California, 1998) Professor.** Research Interests: Dynamics of Marine Microbial Food Webs.

Hans Paerl (Ph.D., University of California-Davis, 1973) W. R. Kenan Professor.** Research Interests: Aquatic Microbial Ecology; Nutrient Cycling; Algal Blooms.

Charles Peterson (Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara, 1972) Alumni Distinguished Professor.** Research Interests: Benthic Ecology; Invertebrate Fisheries Management; Ecological Experimentation.

Mike Piehler (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997) Associate Professor.** Research Interests: Microbially-mediated Processes in Shallow Coastal Ecosystems.

Alecia Septer (Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2012) Assistant Professor. Research Interests: Interbacterial interactions affecting community structure and function; Genetic determinants of bacterial social interactions; Marine host-microbe interactions

Andreas Teske (Ph.D., Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology 1995) Professor.* Research Interests: Microbial Systematics and Evolution; Microbial Ecology; Microbiology of Hydrothermal Vents and the Marine Subsurface; the Microbial Sulfur Cycle.

Adjunct Professors

Carolyn Currin (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994) Microbiologist, NOAA. Estuarine Ecology and Restoration.

Jill Stewart (Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 2003) Associate Professor. Molecular Biology; Coastal Water Quality; Ecology of Infectious Disease; Antimicrobial Resistance

William Sunda (Ph.D., Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution and MIT) Adjunct Professor. Phytoplankton physiology and ecology; Trace metal biogeochemistry; Trace metal nutrients (e.g., iron)

Wayne Litaker (Ph.D., Duke University, 1986) Research Fish Biologist, NOAA. Phytoplankton Ecology and Molecular Biology; Harmful Algal Blooms, Ecophysiology and Toxicity; Systematics.

Note: (**) indicates faculty in residence at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City; (*) indicates faculty who spend time both at UNC in Chapel Hill and the Institute in Morehead City; (#) identifies faculty holding primary appointments in other departments.