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Seminar: Dana Hunt- Duke
January 29, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UNC-CH’s Department of Marine Sciences is proud to host a seminar by Dana Hunt. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, January 29th, at 12:30 pm in room G201 on the ground floor of Murray Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This seminar will also be broadcast live to UNC’s Institute of Marine Sciences room 222.
Presenter Affiliation: Associate Professor, Duke University Marine Lab
Title: Microbes as sentinels of changing oceans
Abstract: The Hunt lab’s research focus is on understanding the ecology of microbes through examination of their genes and lifestyles. Bacteria are the most diverse organisms on earth and play a pivotal role in planetary cycling of nutrients and energy. Moreover, due to their diversity, presence in diverse environments, and generally rapid turnover, these organisms may serve as important sentinels of environmental change. Research in the Hunt lab focuses on microbial communities as indicators of ecosystem health through developing a better understanding of their sensitivity to environmental changes and disturbances including contaminant exposure, global change and hurricanes.