Samantha Setta
Master's Student
200 Seawolf Parkway
Bldg# 3029, 2nd Floor Cubicles
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA



I’m interested in the community response of phytoplankton to both anthropogenic effects and global climate change. I received my bachelor’s in Biology with a focus on Marine Biology in 2014 from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, I worked on a project investigating the use of phytoplankton for biofuels through Texas A&M Agrilife. Before moving to Galveston, I studied the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the biogeochemistry and net primary productivity of Louisiana Salt Marshes as a research assistant in the Roberts Lab at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON). I’m currently a Master’s student in the Phytoplankton Dynamics Laboratory investigating the effects of crude oil and dispersants on the community structure and transcriptomes of both phytoplankton and microbes as part of the Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx) project.