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Collections Commence

Typically the first thing you notice about the south Mission Bay jetty is the thick organic smell wafting over from the San Diego River estuary immediately to the south. The second thing you notice as you pull off into the … Continue reading

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The Roy Lab is Full of SCUM

The Roy Lab was well represented during last weekend’s Southern California United Malacologists (SCUM) meeting at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. Maddie Tanda and Ian Hughes, undergraduates in the lab, presented their work for the very first time … Continue reading

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Introducing the Spiny Lobster Microbiome Project

Hi! It’s Ian, an undergraduate majoring in marine biology working in the Roy lab. Now don’t get me wrong, I love mollusks. Your aunt is having a clam bake? I’ll show up. Want to go to a raw oyster bar? … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of “Conan the Bacterium”

Roy Lab student Alex Neu was recently featured on the American Society of Microbiology blog, “Small Things Considered”. Check out Alex’s short account of the history of research involving the radiation-resistant bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, using the link below: The Life … Continue reading

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Chasing Tides

I woke at 2:30am to the familiar sound of my alarm. I rolled out of my sleeping bag and onto the floor of the tent, wondering why I had thought this would be a good idea. Outside it was still … Continue reading

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Messier Fellowships Awarded

Roy lab students Elizabeth Bullard and Alex Neu each received awards from the Jeanne Messier Memorial Fund to aid their field research. These awards are given generously by the Messier family to members of the Ecology, Behavior and Evolution section … Continue reading

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