Postdoctoral Research Associate
Lauren is a recipient of the Simons Postdoctoral Fellowship in Marine Microbial Ecology and works under the supervision of Matt Church at FLBS investigating the mechanisms of organic matter remineralization at Station ALOHA in the North Pacific subtropical gyre. She is interested in understanding connections between iron and carbon availability to marine heterotrophic bacteria and the influence of molecular processes on the global biogeochemical cycling of these elements.
Prior to joining FLBS, Lauren completed her PhD in Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego where her work focused on characterizing iron transport systems of marine heterotrophic bacteria. This included working with both cultured isolates and field populations in the productive ecosystems of the California Current and west Antarctic Peninsula. Lauren also spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cádiz, Spain investigating the chemical ecology of native seagrasses. See Lauren's CV below for a complete summary of her education and research background.Files