News and Updates


Prasinoviruses infecting Ostreococcus lucimarinus show different sensitivities to irradiance and phosphate stress

Zimmerman, A.E., & A.Z. Worden.
Poster Session at Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, 11-16 February.


Max Goldenberg Foundation Grant

Received a grant for improvement of instrumentation to enhance undergraduate research and education for chemistry, biochemistry, and biology majors at Roosevelt University (PI)


Molecular assessment of virus-host interactions in marine eukaryotic picophytoplankton

Gonzalez, S. & A.E. Zimmerman
Sonia presented a poster at the Annual Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science National Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 19-21 October.


ASM-LINK Undergraduate Faculty Research Initiative Fellowship


Small World Initiative (SWI) Program partner instructor


Fine-scale phytoplankton diversity and seasonal dynamics in the Sargasso Sea revealed by a decade of high resolution sampling.

Zimmerman, A.E., & A.Z. Worden.
Invited Speaker at the 11th International Phycological Congress, Szczecin, Poland 13-19 August.


Roosevelt University Summer Research Grant

Received a summer research grant for Investigative metagenomics of the Chicago urban microbiome (pilot study, PI)


Development and application of molecular tools to interrogate algal virus-host interactions

Barragan, M., V. Golubovic, & A.E. Zimmerman.
Melissa and Vildana presented a poster at the Roosevelt University Undergraduate Math and Science Symposium, Chicago, IL, 21 April.


Deciphering the complexities of virus- phytoplankton interactions

Zimmerman, A.E.
Invited presentation for the Moss Landing Marine Labs Spring Seminar Series, Moss Landing, CA, 28 April.

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