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

F. Joel Fodrie (Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 2006) Associate 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.

Nathan Hall (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2009) Reseach Assistant Professor.** Research Interests: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Drivers of Phytoplankton Biomass; Community Composition in Lakes, Rivers, and Estuaries.

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

Adrian Marchetti (Ph.D., University of British Columbia, 2005). Associate 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.

Mike Piehler (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997) 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) Assistant Professor. Molecular Biology; Coastal Water Quality; Ecology of Infectious Disease; Antimicrobial Resistance

William Sunda (Ph.D., Wood Hole Oceanographic Institution and MIT) Affiliate 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.