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Marc E. Frischer

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  • AB Washington University in St Louis, MO (1982-1985) – Microbial Genetics
  • Ph.D. University of South Florida (1988-1993) – Marine Sciences/Microbiology/Molecular Biology
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1994-1996)
Research Interests:

Research in my laboratory focuses on the role of microbial diversity in marine environments, the development and application of the tools of molecular biology in plankton ecology, and the discovery and ecology of parasite and pathogens in marine organisms.  The impact and consequences of climate change on living marine systems focuses much of the ongoing research in my research group.  A large emphasis is placed on the development and evaluation of new methods, particularly those that can be used in situ.  In addition, a focus of my laboratory is the adaptation of molecular biological tools to a wide variety of questions in applied marine sciences, biotechnology, bioremediation, and invasive species issues.

Articles Featuring Marc E. Frischer

UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers may have found a link between shrimp black gill and climate change. Black gill is a condition shrimpers have blamed for devastating their shrimp harvests. It is caused by a single cell parasite.

Savannah, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography believe the rise of black gill in Georgia shrimp in recent decades may be linked to climate change, specifically the warmer winters in the region.…

Doliolids are tiny marine animals rarely seen by humans outside a research setting, yet they are key players in the marine ecosystem, particularly in the ocean’s highly productive tropical and subtropical continental margins, such as Georgia’s continental shelf…

Department of Marine Sciences at the Skidaway Institute of Ocean Sciences researchers Tina Walters, Marc Frischer and Karrie Bulski practice running zooplankton samples on the FlowCam, a new instrument that is part of LIME.

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