Bryndan P. Durham, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, Genetics Institute
Ph.D., Microbiology, University of Georgia
B.S., Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
Dr. Durham is a marine microbiologist by training and is interested in understanding how microbes transform elements and influence the chemical makeup of their environment. Her most recent research addresses how microbial communities exchange information and use chemical currencies to form partnerships and networks.
Department of Biology; co-advised by Dr. Stuart McDaniel
B.S., Microbiology, Southern Illinois University
Rebecca is a first-generation graduate student interested in host-microbe interactions and their effects on biogeochemical cycling. She is currently studying nutrient trade-off and transformations in moss- and algae-bacteria interactions and using a combination of transcriptomics, metabolomics, and genome-editing technologies to further characterize these interactions.
B.S. in Biology (expected 2021)
Mardeliz is a fourth-year undergraduate biology major at the University of Florida. After graduating, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in marine biology. She is interested in wildlife conservation, and she intends to center her graduate studies around sirenians or cetaceans. Mardeliz is from Palm Coast, Florida, and some of her interests include music and creative writing.
B.S. in Biotechnology (expected 2023)
Ashley is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a degree in biotechnology. After graduating, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in oceanography. She is interested in marine conservation and plans to focus her graduate studies on marine microplastics and finding solutions to issues surrounding the subject. Ashley is from Tampa, Florida and her interests include painting and travel.