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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Funding Source: Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)

Project Roster

Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf (ECOGIG)

137 Research Team Members

Principal Investigator

Charles Geoffrey Wheat
University of Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology

Co-Principal Investigator

Andrew Allen
J. Craig Venter Institute
Microbial and Environmental Genomics Department
Carol Arnosti
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Vernon L. Asper
University of Southern Mississippi
Division of Marine Science
Iliana B. Baums
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Paul R. Blakemore
Oregon State University
Department of Chemistry
Annalisa Bracco
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Jeffrey Paul Chanton
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Erik E. Cordes
Temple University
Biology Department
Arne R. Diercks
University of Southern Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology
Jennifer Field
Oregon State University
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Charles Fisher
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Peter R. Girguis
Harvard University
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Samantha B. Joye
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Andrew R. Juhl
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Laura Lapham
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science
Ian MacDonald
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Barbara J. MacGregor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Christopher S. Martens
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Patricia M. Medeiros
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Christof Meile
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Joseph P. Montoya
Georgia Institute of Technology
Department of Biology
Beth N. Orcutt
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Research
Uta Passow
University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science Institute
Marc Slattery
University of Mississippi
Department of Pharmacognosy
Ajit Subramaniam
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Andreas P. Teske
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Tracy A. Villareal
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Beizhan Yan
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Program Manager / Technical Coordinator

John Anderson
University of Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology

Project Data Point of Contact

Brian Dixon
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences

Outreach Point of Contact

Jessica Mankus
University of Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology

Research Scientist

Alex Chekalyuk
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Jennifer Delaney
Harvard University
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Simone Francis
University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science Institute
Oscar Garcia-Pineda
Florida State University
Coastal and Marine Laboratory
Kimberley Hunter
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Cedric Magen
University of Maryland
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Kai Ziervogel
University of New Hampshire
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS)

Post-Doc

Arpita Bose
Harvard University
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Jun Choi
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Ana Fernandez
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
Katherine Inderbitzen
University of Alaska at Fairbanks
Marine Geology and Geophysics
Sairah Malkin
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences

Research Staff

Sridevi Ankisetty
University of Mississippi
Department of Pharmacognosy
Samantha Bosman
Florida State University
Coastal and Marine Laboratory
Meghann Devlin-Durante
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Sherif Ghobrial
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Heather Gilbert
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Research
Kristen Goehring
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
Stella Guerrero
Cedar Shoals High School
Mark Hafez
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Sheenan Haley
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Roy Jarnagin
University of Southern Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology
Carol Knutsen
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Kathy Loftis
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Kathleen Marshall
University of Maryland
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
Howard Mendlovitz
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Masha Pitiranggon
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
Miles Saunders
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Matthew Saxton
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Emma Siegfried
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
Katie Swanson
The University of Texas at Austin
Marine Science Institute
Julia Sweet
University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science Institute

Outreach Team

Michelle Edwards
University of Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology
Christine Laporte
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Jessica Mankus
University of Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology
LaDon Swann
Auburn University
Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures

Administrative Staff

Ken Sleeper
University of Mississippi
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Beth Stidham
University of Mississippi
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Lindsay Thompson
University of Southern Mississippi
Division of Marine Science
Melissa Wilson
University of Mississippi
National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology

GoMRI Scholar

Lydia Babcock-Adams
University of Georgia
Department of Chemistry
Joy Battles
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Zena Cardman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Yuley Cardona
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Richard Dannenberg
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Danielle DeLeo
Temple University
Biology Department
Clayton Dike
University of Southern Mississippi
Division of Marine Science
Fanny Girard
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Kellie Hoppe
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Pen-Yuan Hsing
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Caroline Johansen
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Keshav Joshi
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Physics
Caleb King
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Ellen Knapke
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Luke McKay
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Elaine Monbureau
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Matt Perkins
Oregon State University
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Ben Place
Oregon State University
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Kelsey Rogers
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Dannise Ruiz
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Mauricio Silva-Aguilara
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Sarah Weber
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
Tingting Yang
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Yisen Zhong
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Graduate Student - PhD Level

Melissa Adams
Harvard University
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Zena Cardman
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Ana Clavere-Graciette
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
Samira Daneshgar-Asl
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Richard Dannenberg
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Danielle DeLeo
Temple University
Biology Department
Thomas Dornhoffer
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Alanna Durkin
Temple University
Biology Department
Fanny Girard
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Sarah Harrison
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Caroline Johansen
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Keshav Joshi
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Physics
Caleb King
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Luke McKay
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Conall McNichol
Temple University
Biology Department
Elaine Monbureau
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Lisa Nigro
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Tito Pana-Montenegro
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Matt Perkins
Oregon State University
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Ben Place
Oregon State University
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Mary-Kate Rogener
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Jurjen Rooze
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Dannise Ruiz
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Ryan Sibert
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Mauricio Silva-Aguilara
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Sam Vohsen
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Tingting Yang
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences

Graduate Student - Master's Level

Lydia Babcock-Adams
University of Georgia
Department of Chemistry
Joy Battles
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Josh Bregy
University of Southern Mississippi
Division of Marine Science
Clayton Dike
University of Southern Mississippi
Division of Marine Science
Lauren Gelesh
University of Maryland
Center for Environmental Science
Andrew Hyde
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Gene Oh
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Marine Science
Kelsey Rogers
Florida State University
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
Sarah Weber
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology

Undergraduate Student

Brianna Adams
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Research
Alexandria Barkman
Temple University
Biology Department
Colt Barron
University of Georgia
Department of Marine Sciences
Nick Boutin
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Kendra Bullock
Columbia University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Laura Butler
University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science Institute
Emily Davidson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Geological Sciences
Shannon Davis
Oregon State University
Department of Chemistry
Caroline Dewald
University of Greifswald
Department of Marine Sciences
Tim Dunker
University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science Institute
Hansen French
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Bo Fu
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Christina Hirdes
University of California Santa Barbara
Marine Science Institute
Drake Alexyce Orion Lee-Patterson
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Biology
Jeff Mentch
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Emily Parchucke
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Susan Phan
Columbia University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Alix Robel
Oregon State University
Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
Kali Rosendo
Georgia Institute of Technology
Department of Biology
Allison Sharrar
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Internship Program
Stephanie Smith
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biology Department
Sara Tabin
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
Ellen Ward
Columbia University
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Tara Williams
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Marine Sciences
Hongxiang Zhao
Pennsylvania State University
Department of Biology
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This research was made possible by a grant from BP/The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
www.gulfresearchinitiative.org