Microbial Ecology Lab

Dr. Jesse Dillon, Principal Investigator

The microbial ecology lab focuses on studying the ecology, physiology and diversity of microorganisms in coastal and extreme aquatic environments. We use a combination of molecular ecology, traditional cultivation and isotopic approaches to investigate the environmental factors that govern the distribution, abundance (community structure) and activities of microbes. We use these techniques to study both planktonic and mat-forming benthic communities.

Learn more about our research and meet our team.

Please note that Dr. Jesse Dillon is the department chair for Biological Sciences and is currently not accepting new students.