My Research

Over the past 12 years, my studies have ranged from understanding the effect of human perturbation on the biogeochemistry of the ocean to the allocation of macro-elements in unicellular photoautotrophs. The biological cycling of elements by microorganisms is directly involved in Earth’s ecosystems and is crucial to the oceanic biological carbon pump and as a consequence to the plant’s biogeochemical cycles. Over the ensuing years, I became increasingly interested in the metabolic regulations of photoautotrophs in response to environmental changes, as well as in the function, structure, and evolution of photosynthetic plastids.