Carly defends her Ph.D. thesis!

Oct. 29, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Carly Moreno who successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis titled ‘Coupled molecular physiology and ecology of Southern Ocean diatoms in response to shifting iron and light availability’. Carly’s research investigated how polar diatoms acclimate and adapt to varying iron concentrations and light levels, providing new insights into how phytoplankton communities may shift in rapidly changing polar environments.  The punchline is that not all diatoms are created equal!