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Andrew Thurber, Ph.D
Principal Investigator
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Andrew’s Jan 2022 CV

Andrew Thurber is a Professor at OSU
Andrew Thurber

Andrew is an Associate Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences and in the Department of Microbiology, College of Science at Oregon State University.  His research looks at the trophic linkages between microbes and metazoans in marine habitats and how that impacts ecosystem function, or how animals that eat bacteria can impact how the world works.  His research is focused on deep-sea and polar soft-sediment habitats as they both experience long periods of time with no photosynthetic production and create a model system to understand how communities are able to persist in food-poor environments.  In addition, these habitats are not only the least known on the planet but they cover 63% of the globe.


Graduate Student:

Susie Cummings
PhD Student in Microbiology
2019- current

Lila Ardor Bellucci
PhD Student in Oceanography
2020-current

Oregon State Undergraduate Students:

Hannah Robinson
Microbiology

Heather Hirsch
Microbiology

Bethany Whitten
Oceanography


Lab Alumni:

Sarah Seabrook
PhD Student in Oceanography
2015 – 2019.
Current Position: Postdoc at NIWA Wellington and University of Auckland, New Zealand

Erica ‘Rickie’ Ewton
Accelerated Masters Student in Microbiology
2019-2021
Current Position: PhD Student at University of Rhode Island

Katie McConnell
MSc Student in Microbiology
Fall 2017 – Summer 2019.
Thesis title: Reef Microbiomes of Moo’rea, French Polynesia, a Socio-Ecological Island System.

Katie Darr
Katie Darr MSc Student in Marine Resource Management
Fall 2017 – Spring 2019.
Thesis title: The deep sea and me: A design-based research study to advance public literacy of the deep sea using an exhibit at a public marine science center.

Undergraduate Student Lab Alumni:

Alexandria Montgomery
Microbiology

Naomi Ford
Microbiology

Dylan Swift
Microbiology

Akshar Patel
Microbiology

Claire Andrade
Oceanography

Laura Baker
Oceanography

Matthew Borchers
Microbiology

Grace D’Angelo
Honors College

James Preston
OSU Undergraduate

Emma Armstrong
OSU Undergraduate

Leyia Johnson
2015 Summer REU

Tuesday Moats (now Simmons)
2014 Summer REU  Went on to complete a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley

Daisy Castillo
2013 & 2014 Summer REU  Went on to complete a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley

Nick Davies
2013 Summer REU


 

Interested in Joining the lab?

I accept students for graduate work through both the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) and the Department of Microbiology, College of Science at Oregon State University.  If you are interested in joining the research group please read about both programs and contact me with your interest.

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