Dr. Pia Moisander

Associate Professor of Biology

Associate Professor at the Department of Estuarine and Ocean Sciences, School of Marine Science (affiliate appointment)

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

pmoisander at umassd dot edu

Current students

Kenneth Boyle

MS student in Marine Biology

Thesis topic: Early colonizer dynamics in marine biofilms

Stephanie Richard

MS student in Marine Biology

Thesis topic: Impact of climate change on copepod microbiome

Abhishek Naik

PhD student in Marine Science

Thesis topic: Stability of marine biofilms in response to antifouling

Andrea Pires

Undergraduate Research

Research topic: Growth dynamics of marine biofilm bacteria

Muhammad Moonis

Undergraduate Research

Graduate student alumni

Katyanne Shoemaker

PhD in Marine Science

Dissertation topic: Copepod microbiome in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre

Ryan Nuttall

MS in Marine Biology; MS in Marine Science

Thesis topic: Dissimilatory nitrate reduction in copepod associated bacteria; Vibrio cyclitrophicus biofilm formation and association with copepods

Rosemary Scavotto

MS in Marine Biology

Thesis topic: Nitrogen fixing bacteria in copepod microbiome

Sarah Holmes

MS in Marine Biology

Thesis topic: Competition of toxic and non-toxic Microcystis aeruginosa

Meaghan Daley

MS in Marine Science

UMass Boston (co-advisor)

Thesis topic: Microbial communities in Jellyfish