Diversity, function, and community structure of microbial eukaryotes in aquatic environment.

Post-Doctoral fellow Smith College
Lecturer Smith College

Department of Biological Sciences Katz Lab
Northampton, MA, 01063, USA

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Research topics

  • Spatio-temporal variability and diversity of planktonic protists
  • Taxonomic and functional diversity of planktonic eukaryotes (mainly SAR)
  • Microbial food web
  • Phytoplankton-microzooplankton relationship

Programs

  • 2010 - 2011

    BOUM (SESAME): Biogeochemistry from the Oligotrophic to Ultraoligotrophic Mediterranean.

    Coordinator: PI Thierry MOUTIN

  • 2011

    IMMERSE (CNRS EC2CO): Diversity and seasonal variability of heterotrophic eukaryotic communities in a productive marine environment (Eastern English Channel).

    Coordinator: PI Urania CHRISTAKI

  • 2010 - 2011

    ANR DREP: Diversity & roles of eumycetes in the pelagial.

    Coordinator: PI Télesphore SIME-NGANDO

  • 2011

    ICCARE (Région Nord-Pas de Calais): Impact des Changements Climatiques et Anthropiques sur la biodiversité des pRotistes des Ecosystèmes côtiers.

    Coordinator: PI Sébastien LEFEBVRE

  • 2012 - 2014

    Diversity and biogeography of marine oligotrich and choreotrich ciliates (NSF US).

    Coordinator: PIs Laura A. KATZ and George B. McMANUS.

  • 2015 - 2017

    Diversity and dynamics of planktonic ciliates ­ what can next­ generation sequencing technologies tell us? (NSF US).

    Coordinator: PIs Laura A. KATZ and George B. McMANUS.

  • 2015 - 2020

    GoLife: Collaborative Research: Bringing the diverse microbial clade Stramenopila + Alveolata + Rhizaria (SAR) into a modern genomic context. (NSF US).

    Coordinator: PI Chris LANE, Co-PIs Laura A. KATZ and Chuck DELWICHE

Latest Publications

17.

Shedding more light on microbial eukaryotes: The 'dark area' between morphology and molecular data

Submitted
Grattepanche, J.-D., Walker, L. M., Ott, B. M., Paim, D. L., Delwiche, C. F. , Lane, C. E. & Katz, L.A.

16.

Seasonal patterns of microbial eukaryotes in a New England vernal pool.

submitted

Environmental Microbiology IF 6.20

*Sisson C., *Gulla-Devaney B., Katz L. A. , and Grattepanche, J.-D.

Collaborations

Pr. Laura A KATZ

Ciliates diversity and biogeography

Smith College

MA, USA

Pr. George B. McMANUS

Ciliate diversity and biogeography

University of Connecticut

CT, USA

Pr. Chris LANE

SAR diversity and genomic

University of Rhode Islands

RI, USA

Pr. Chuck DELWICHE

SAR diversity and genomic

University of Maryland, College Park

MD, USA

Pr. Urania CHRISTAKI

PhD advisor, microbial trophic web

University of Littoral-Cote d'Opale

FRANCE

Pr. Kostas Ar. KORMAS

ERASMUS advisor, Molecular biology

University of Thessaly

GREECE

Dr. Dorothée VINCENT

Prey-Predator experiments

University of Littoral - Cote d'Opale

FRANCE

Pr. Sébastien MONCHY

Metagenomic analysis

University of Littoral - Cote d'Opale

FRANCE

Pr. Rob KNIGHT

Morphology and transcriptomics (in development)

University of California - San Diego

CA, USA

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