Credit: Alyson Santoro

From bacteria to barracuda, from viruses to vaquita, IGPMS students and faculty work across all organismal scales to understand the rules of life in the ocean. Whether exploring long-standing questions in biological oceanography regarding the flow of energy in marine ecosystems, to pushing new frontiers in genomics and proteomics, IGPMS students and faculty are engaged in studying marine life in our backyard and all over the globe. The interdisciplinary nature of the IGPMS allows students to connect their biological research across the physical, chemical and social sciences.

Affiliated Faculty

Professor
The power of plankton.
Professor
Marine ecology, community ecology, trophic interactions, coral reefs.
Distinguished Professor
Marine Bioinorganic Chemistry and Metallobiochemistry.
Professor; Vice Chair and Graduate Advisor, IGPMS
I am a microbial oceanographer that studies the interaction between microbes and the biogeochemical processing of marine organic matter.
Research Biologist
Marine ecology and conservation, community ecology, trophic interactions, coral reefs and kelp forests.
Professor
Mechanisms regulating reproduction and development in vertebrate animal models.
Professor
Molecular mechanisms of self/non-self recognition in non-vertebrates; characterization of stem cells and development processes underlying regeneration and aging.
Research Biologist
Coastal Marine Ecologist.
Assistant Professor
Ecological and evolutionary physiology, Fish biology, global change biology, comparative physiology.
Professor
Gamete recognition and fertilization in marine invertebrates.
Professor and Dean, Bren School
Marine ecology, sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, oceans and climate change.
Professor
Global change biology and marine physiology.
Distinguished Professor
Marine ecology, community ecology, species interactions.
Professor
Environmental microbiology, water quality, pollutants, soils, urban and protected areas.
Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez has worked for twenty years on diversity and function in marine phytoplankton combining molecular approaches, carbon physiology and biogeochemistry in the lab and in the field.
Professor
Bruce is an ecological theoretician and modeler who applies population ecology to problems in conservation and fisheries management.
Professor
The mission of our research group is to reveal the role of infectious diseases in ecosystems. We investigate parasite ecology, disease ecology, food web dynamics, ecology and evolution of infectious strategies, and control of human parasites.
Associate Professor
Understanding the ecology of communities and ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.
Associate Research Biologist
I am broadly interested in marine community ecology and benthic food webs. 
Assistant Professor
Uses mathematics, experiments, and field observations to understand how metabolic interactions between species shape the structure and function of ecological communities.
Research Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Bio-inspired catalytic nanofabrication, tunable photonic materials and dynamic self-assembly. Applications to semiconductors, high-power batteries, electro-optics, IR and solar energy.
Associate Professor
Synthetic biology; cellular and biomolecular engineering; sustainability and bioremediation; membrane proteins; genetic regulation.
Professor
Proterozoic and Cambrian paleontology; origins of biomineralization; early eukaryote evolution; early animal evolution.
Professor
Regulation of development and differentiation; regulation of programmed cell death and cell division; mechanisms of tumorigenesis.
Associate Professor
Marine microbial ecology, nitrogen cycling.
Professor
Population and community ecology, marine ecology.
Chair, IGPMS and Professor
Physical oceanographic / ecological coupling, biogeochemistry and coastal spatial ecology using the tools of an applied physicist, radiative transfer and fluid mechanics.
Professor
Developmental genetics and morphogenesis of the primitive chordate Ciona.
Assistant Professor
Ocean Resilience: biodiversity, assembly, and sustainability of harvested ocean ecosystems.
Professor
Carbon Climate, Marine Organisms Genomics.
Distinguished Professor
Structure-properties relationships in loadbearing marine biomolecular materials, e.g. from mussels, squid and whelks, at different length and time scales to design new materials.
Assistant Professor
I am interested how microbial interactions and tightly-coupled biogeochemical cycles drive the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of populations, with a current focus on the bacteria and archaea of marine aggregates and biofilms.