Deep sea whalefalls
Current lab members: Lizzy Wilbanks, Kat Dawson, Ally Pasulka
Current collaborators: Alex Worden (MBARI), Rachael Harbinger (MBARI), and Shana Goffredi (Occidental))
Previous lab members and collaborators: Gina Wilpiszeski, Caltech GPS undergrad (diversity of archaea in whalefall sediments); Anne Dekas, Caltech Geobiology graduate student (Nitrogen fixation associated with localized organic carbon loading); Bob Vjrenhoek, MBARI; Shannon Johnson, MBARI
Goffredi, S.K. and Orphan, V.J., 2010. Bacterial community shifts in taxa and diversity in response to localized organic loading in the deep sea. Environmental Microbiology, 12(2): 344-363.
Goffredi, S.K., Wilpiszeski, R., Lee, R. and Orphan, V.J., 2008. Temporal evolution of methane cycling and phylogenetic diversity of archaea in sediments from a deep-sea whale-fall in Monterey Canyon, California. The ISME Journal, 2(2): 204-220.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Young Investigator Award
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative (GBMF3820)