Science Team

Julie Robidart (Chief Scientist)
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California at Santa Cruz
MBARI Collaborator
In addition to organizing the cruise as a whole, Julie will be deploying the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) to detect nitrogen-fixing microbes in real time, and to archive samples for later analyses. She will also be working with Kendra Turk and Deniz Bombar to quantify nitrogenase genes from seawater samples, and to conduct water mixing experiments to provide context for the ESP data and samples.
Gene Massion
Mechanical Engineer
MBARI
Gene will be serving as engineer on the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP) drifter project. He will be working with Roman Marin and Julie Robidart to set up, deploy, operate, and recover the ESP.
Roman Marin
Senior Research Technician
MBARI
Roman will be assisting Gene Massion with preparation, integration, deployment, and recovery of the ESP drifter system. He will also be collaborating with Julie Robidart in preparing the ESP core and microfluidic block for deployment, and monitoring the ESP drifter system during its deployment.
Kim Fulton-Bennett
Communications Associate
MBARI
Kim will be documenting the cruise in text, photos, and video, writing the cruise blog, and helping monitor CTD casts and the Environmental Sample Processor.
Peter Alpert
Graduate Student
Stony Brook University
Jessica Bryant
Laboratory Technician
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deniz Bombar Deniz Bombar
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California at Santa Cruz
Tara Clemente
Research Associate
University of Hawai‘i
Daniela del Valle
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Hawai‘i
Ken Doggett
Research Associate
University of Hawai‘i
Trevor Goodman
Marine Technician
University of Hawai‘i
Sara Lincoln
Graduate Student
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Ottesen
Postdoctoral Fellow
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ariel Rabines
Research Assistant
University of California at Santa Cruz
Ben Rubin
C-MORE Intern
University of Hawai‘i
Mariona Segura
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Hawai‘i
Craig Taylor
Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Kendra Turk-Kubo
Research Specialist
University of California at Santa Cruz
Ger van den Engh
Scientist
University of Hawai‘i
Kuhio Vellalos
Marine Technician
University of Hawai‘i
John Waterbury
Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Blake Watkins
Marine Engineer
University of Hawai‘i
Sam Wilson
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Hawai‘i

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