Jennifer Genzer

Jennifer Genzer
Graduate Student
Department of Marine Biology
200 Seawolf Parkway
Bldg# 3029, 2nd Floor Cubicles
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA



I recently graduated from Texas A&M University with my bachelor’s in Biology and an Oceanography minor. I focused my undergraduate research project on phytoplankton community structure along the Texas coast using an Imaging FlowCytobot in Dr. Lisa Campbell’s lab. I joined Dr. Quigg’s lab to work on the Aggregation and Degradation of Dispersants and Oil by Microbial Exopolymers (ADDOMEx) project funded by Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative where we will be analyzing the effects of oil on phytoplankton and their production of marine snow. I am also helping with the new Imaging FlowCytobot by collecting samples and identifying phytoplankton. Prior to starting my Master’s degree, I worked as a Research Assistant for over a year on the ADDOMEx project and helped run and design the experiments. Now for my thesis, I have narrowed my focus to studying the effects of ocean acidification and oil on diatom aggregation and physiological responses.