Prof Jennifer Martiny
Dr. Martiny received her B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution at UC San Diego and her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Stanford University, studying the diversity and conservation of insects and birds. She then turned her attention to testing and developing ecological theory for microorganisms, focusing first on microbial biogeographic patterns. Her lab at UC Irvine currently focuses on the consequences of microbial community variation for ecosystem functioning in systems ranging from oceans to grasslands. This work includes testing the resilience of microbial functioning in response to climate change and how coevolution alters marine virus-host interactions. Dr. Martiny’s honors include a CAREER award from the NSF and a Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Junior Investigator Award.