Marine Microbial Ecology — Amin Lab

Every teaspoon of seawater contains on average 1,000 phytoplankton cells, one million bacteria, and 10 million viruses! These organisms respond to their environment and interact with each other to influence major global physical, chemical and biological processes.

Research in the Amin Lab is focused on studying how these organisms interact with each other and how these interactions influence their ecosystem, from coral health to algal blooms to bioprospecting.

The diatom Asterionellopsis glacialis isolated from the Arabian Gulf.
The diatom Asterionellopsis glacialis isolated from the Arabian Gulf.