Lindsay Freed

Historically marine microbes have been largely unculturable under laboratory conditions so I am interested in using sequencing technologies to gain a greater understanding of the community composition and abundance of microbes within the oceans. I am particularly interested in the microbial populations associated with marine organisms. I am pursuing my Master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University where I am working with Dr. Jose Lopez in the Microbiology and Genetics Lab. For the DEEPEND project I will be examining the microbiome of deep-sea anglerfish in order to gain further insight into just how these fish acquire the bioluminescent symbionts contained within their lures and whether these symbionts are present at detectable levels within the water column.