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Jackie Collier Associate Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

Biography

Jackie Collier’s research program is focused on improving the understanding of phytoplankton physiological ecology, population dynamics, community structure, and ecosystem roles by studying the individual microorganism  in relation to its environment. The focus of one her projects is   labyrinthulomycetes, which  are  fungus-like  single-celled organisms that are  abundant and widespread but not well understood physiologically or ecologically, yet play an important role in the decomposition of particular organic matter in the ocean.

Education

  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BS, The University of Texas at Austin