Lab Alumni - Past Post-Docs

Past Post-Docs

Nigel D’souza

Post-Doc

Nigel’s work at URI involved measuring lipids in heterotrophic dinoflagellates. In October 2017, he moved to the University of California, Santa Barbara to work with Uta Passow.

Gayantonia Franzè

Post-Doc

The main focus of my research is to determine the temperature effects on the rates of heterotrophic protist population dynamics. These rate estimates are key measurements for global biogeochemical cycling models and studying how they are influenced by temperature is fundamental in a global warming prospective. Gayantonia moved to Norway, May 2019 to start a Read More …

Andreas Oikonomou

Post-Doc

I am highly interested in researching the influence of protistan mortality processes on phytoplanktonic abundance and distribution, considering how predator-prey interactions and plankton behavior at the species level can enhance our understanding on the large ocean-scale ecosystem processes.

Darcy Taniguchi

Post-Doc

In her time with the lab, Darcy investigated tradeoffs in planktonic food web interactions that influence the survival of different size classes of plankton.  

Shu Cheng

Post-Doc

Shu completed her post-doc in the fall of 2014. She analyzed next-generation RNA sequencing data from different species of plankton. Shu accepted a post-doc at the University of Arizona with Bonnie Hurwitz.

Michael Orchard

Post-Doc

Michael completed his post-doc in September 2013, after working on viscosity effects on dinoflagellate swimming. Michael returned to the University of Hull to continue as a post-doc with Stuart Humphries.

Jason Graff

Post-Doc

Jason completed his post-doc in June 2011. He then accepted a post-doc with Dr. Behrenfeld at Oregon State University.

Rudi Schuech

Post-Doc

Rudi completed his post-doc in October 2012 and published, Going ballistic in the plankton: Anisotropic swimming behavior of marine protists. He then accepted a post-doc at the University of Hull.