Phytoplankton Physiological Ecology

Category: Congratulations

Congratulations, Dr. Moore

Eric earned his Ph.D. today! He gave an excellent, data-rich seminar – and I couldn’t be more pleased by his work, dedication, and accomplishments. He moves on now to a post-doc position at Los Alamos National Labs – he will be missed at OSU.

Celebration time!

Michelle graduated!

Michelle completed her MS in May, 2019 – discovering some very exciting genetic controls of phytoplankton growth rate. Look for the paper on this topic in the near future! Here we are wishing her safe travels (left to right: me, Eric, Michelle, Bryce, James).

Our latest lab paper

Kelsey’s paper is out!

McBeain and Halsey (2018). Altering phytoplankton growt rates changes their value as food for microzooplankton grazers. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 82:19-29.

This was an interesting study that required some pretty amazing skills – well done, Kelsey!

Cleo receives an award

Congratulations to post doc Cleo Davie-Marin who received an award to study the volatile organic carbonĀ  metabolome. This award will help her to develop a new incubation technique to investigate VOC “fingerprints” produced by the abundant cyanobacterium, Synechococcus sp. This work builds on the momentum developed through her mentorship of undergraduate researcher, Duncan Ocel. Duncan and Cleo are an adventurous team, both scaling rocks and seeking other adventures whenever not in the lab, where they are also exploring new territory.

Duncan receives a scholarship

Duncan Ocel received the OSU Honors College DeLoach Work Scholarship to pursue investigations of VOCs produced by marine cyanobacteria. This scholarship will allow him to spend more hours in the lab – and we are happy with that outcome!


Congratulations to THREE members of the lab for their very hard work that led to recent scholarship awards!

  • Dr. Cleo Davie-Martin ~ recipient of a 2015 Fall OSU OPA Professional Development Award.
  • Kelsey McBeain, graduate student ~ recipient of the 2015 Dick and Toshi Morita Scholarship.
  • Eric Moore, graduate student ~ recipient of the Middlekauf Graduate Teaching Assistantship Scholarship.

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