Aluwihare Lab News

PhD Candidate Jenan Kharbush published in the December issue of Applied and Environmetnal Microbiology


December 2013

Congratulations to lab member Jenan Kharbush for publishing the paper "Composite Bacterial Hopanoids and Their Microbial Producers across Oxygen Gradients in the Water Column of the California Current" in the journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. From the abstract: "Results of this study increase the known diversity of bacterial hopanoid (BHP) prodcuers and provide a detailed phylogeny with implications for the role of hopanoids in modern bacteria, as well as the evolutionary history of hopanoid biosyntehsis, both of which are important considerations for future interpretations of the marine sedimentary record."



Paper can be found here:

Composite Bacterial Hopanoids and Their Microbial Producers across Oxygen Gradients in teh Water Column of the California Current


Congratulations, Dr. Ian Ball!


August 8, 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Ball, who successfully defending his dissertation on August 8th










Press Release for Newly Funded Center for Oceans and Human Health


Scripps News recently wrote an article about the newly funded Center for Oceans and Human Health. "With $6 million in joint funding from the NIH and the NSF. the new Scripps Center for Oceans and Human Health will track natural chemicals known as halogenated organic compounds, or HOCs." Read more here: Scripps News








Welcome, Emily Louise!


May, 2013

Congratulations to Magali and her husband as they welcome their second child, Emily Louise Porrachia to the world!











Website gets a makeover!


May 13, 2013

After a three year dormancy period, the Aluwihare Lab website has been updated!