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SMD lab at NAAMES science meeting

Susanne, Françoise and Gayantonia are attending a science meeting for the NASA NAAMES project in Corvallis, OR this week. They will be presenting some preliminary findings from the four NAAMES cruises in the North Atlantic to other scientists involved in the project. Stay tuned for exciting new insights into the North Atlantic spring bloom.

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Congratulations Mary!

Mary is on a roll passing PhD. hurdles and checkpoints like a krill swimming in summer and winter! (just ask Mary). Congratulations Mary on passing your comprehensive exam with flying colors.

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Off to the Races!

Members of the Menden-Deuer lab will be introducing people to the world of plankton at the Volvo Ocean Race village in Newport . Head over to Fort Adams to wander through the Ocean Exploration Zone for a look at the creatures living in the ocean and at the other great exhibits.

Plankton and Augmented Reality

An update on Cynthia Beth Rubin’s presentation and exhibition during Creative Tech Week in New York City. May 11th: Cynthia gives  a 5 min lightning talk May 12th: Check out Cynthia’s art in the art Exhibition A video of the plankton virtual reality experience can be seen here Check yesterday’s post for an interview with Cynthia! Read More …

Mary is awesome!

Mary recently passed her thesis proposal defense, clearing one more hurdle on her way to PhD completion. Well done, Mary!

Welcome to the lab, Heather!

The Menden-Deuer lab extends a huge east-coast welcome to their newest member, Heather McNair. Heather joins the lab from UC Santa Barbara where she did her PdD research on species-specific diatom silica production. Heather will be a postdoc on the NASA EXPORTS project where she will be looking at removal affects of micro-zooplankton grazing on the biological Read More …