Postdoctoral Fellows

Alan Barozzi, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Microbial communities, Brine Pools, Extreme environemnts

Alexandra Steckbauer, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Global change, Anthropogenic stressors, Multiple Stressors, Environmental Impacts, Coastal Ecosystems, ​Reef Ecology, Ecosystem Recovery

Arun Prasanna Nagarajan, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics, Genomics, Phylogenomics

Aslihan Kartci, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Analog electronic circuits, Bio-impedance, Controller design, Fractional-order components and systems, Underwater robots

Charlène Odobel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Microbial diversity, Extreme environments, Molecular biology, Stable isotope probing

Chuangcheng Fu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Blue carbon, Soil and sediment biogeochemistry, Climate Change

Elisa Garuglieri, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Intertidal microbiology, Bacterial symbiosis in animals, Biofilms, Oxidative stress, Metaorganism, Evolutionary biology

Erika Santoro, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Marine microbiology, Microbial ecology, Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Probiotics, Biorremediation, Host-microbiome interactions

Eslam Osman, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Corals Ecology, Corals Resilience, Microbial ecology, Functional Microbiome

Hanin Alzubaidy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Marine ecology, ​Marine microbiology, Extreme environments, Plant biology, Transcriptomics, Host-microbiome interactions

Junia Schultz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Extremophiles, Extreme environments, Microbial ecology, Biotechnology of extremophiles, Astrobiology

Kashif Nawaz, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Computational Epigenetics, Heat tolerance, Bioinformatics

Larissa Frühe, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Environmental DNA, Ecosystem monitoring, Conservation biology

Marc W. Van Goethem, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Metagenomics, Climate Change, Genomics of Microbes, Biological Soil Crust

Matthieu Ribot, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Tectonics, Marine Geosciences, Geomorphology, Geochemistry

Nojood Aalismail, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Airborne, Metagenomics, Marine ecology, Immunity, Transcriptomics

Octavio Salazar Moya, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​Salinity tolerance, Halophytes, Tissue Tolerance, Saponins

Phillipe Magalhães, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Coral Microbiology, Marine Probiotics, Marine symbioses, Host-microbiome interactions

Radharani Sen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Physical Oceanography, Observational oceanography, Tropical ocean, Seasonal and Intraseasonal variability, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Numerical methods, Finite element methods, Numerical ocean modeling

Samir Aljbour, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Jellyfish, UV radiation​, Marine pollutants, Stress response, Metabolic responses, Marine biology

Sdena Nunes, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Phytoplankton pigments, HPLC, CHEMTAX, Chemotaxonomy, Marine ecology, Climate Change

Syed Haleem Shah, Ph.D.

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: ​​Phytoplankton ecology, Carbon Biogeochemistry

Tahira Jamil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Tullia Isotta Terraneo, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Biodiversity, Evolution, Systematics, Genetics, Taxonomy, Sequencing, DNA, DNA sequencing