Poster at the IMS symposium
A poster by Naik et al. was presented in the UMass Intercampus Marine Science Research symposium at SMAST on 3/23/22. Abhi won the prize for the best lightning talk – congrats!
Ryan Nuttall defended his MS in Marine Science: Vibrio cyclitrophicus population -specific biofilm formation and association with marine copepods (Oct 2021).
Presentations in the ASLO meeting in June 2021
Presentations were given by several students in the virtual conference of the Association for the Sciences in Limnology and Oceanography:
Abhishek Naik + collaborators from MSU and NUWC: Impacts of shear stress on marine biofim communities (talk)
Ryan Nuttall: Distinct biofilm formation and colonization of copepod hosts by Vibrio cyclitrophicus L- and S-strains (talk)
Alexus Greene: Influence of oxygen and nutrient availabilities on colonization of microplastics by marine bacteria (poster)
Funding from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
Mass Tech Collaborative funded a project to UMass Dartmouth to support a new research facility on biodegradation of plastics. Funds are included to Moisander lab research on microbial processes on microplastics in the marine environment. The project began in January 2022.
Office of Naval Research Funding
Our lab has two collaborative projects in the Marine UnderSea Technology Research program funded by ONR (2020-2023):
Provost office seed funding on microplastics
The lab received funding to study microbial colonization of microplastics (2020).
National Science Foundation Chemical Oceanography
National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography
Office of Naval Research SBIR Phases I-II, Boston Engineering
Nantucket Land Council
Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative
Department of Energy – Joint Genome Institute (sequencing)
Ocean Carbon Biogeochemistry Workgroup
United States Geological Survey
Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Department of Environmental Protection
URI Graduate School of Oceanography (ship time)
Shoals Marine Laboratory (in-kind)