Senior Data Science Fellow, Executive Committee
Biological Sciences, Oceanography
Ginger Armbrust is the Director of the School of Oceanography. Phytoplankton are the main focus of research in the Armbrust lab. These organisms are responsible for about 50% of the total amount of photosynthesis that occurs on our planet. They play a critical role in the global carbon cycle and ultimately in global climate. Because much of the organic carbon generated by phytoplankton is used by bacteria, we also study bacterial/phytoplankton interactions.