I graduated earlier this year with an Integrated master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Southampton.
My research interests include the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere and how microbes play a role in this. So far, most of my independent research has been in marine molecular biology. I carried out my undergraduate project whilst abroad at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA. This was entitled ‘The cytochrome c oxidase gene as a genetic marker for distinct genetic clusters of Xestospongia muta (giant barrell sponge) in the Florida Keys’.
My master’s thesis used metatranscriptomics to study the metabolism of particleattached bacteria in the Southern Ocean and how this may affect the strength of the oceanic biological carbon pump.