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E. Virginia “Ginger” Armbrust

Research areas

Virginia Armbrust is interested in the behavior and growth of phytoplankton populations in dynamic environments. Currently, there are five ongoing research projects in her lab: genetic and physiological diversity in field populations of the centric diatom (Ditylum brightwellii), sexual reproduction in the centric diatom (Thalassiosira weissflogii), photorespiration in diatoms, response of bacteria to organic compounds excreted by diatoms, and genetic and physiological diversity with eukaryotic nanoplankton.