Lab Members




Farooq Azam

Distinguished Professor of Oceanography

Google Scholar Page
 fazam@ucsd.edu




Ryan Guillemette
PhD Candidate


Curriculum Vitae
 rpguille@ucsd.edu


Ryan Guillemette is a 5th year PhD Candidate in the Azam Lab. His ultimate professional goal is to obtain a position as an academic scientist investigating ecological processes responsible for the global emergence and proliferation of aquatic pathogens. 





Nirav Patel
PhD Candidate

nrp003@ucsd.edu



Julie Dinasquet
Postdoctoral Researcher 
Marie Curie Fellow


Curriculum Vitae
jdinasquet@ucsd.edu

My research focuses on marine bacteria involved in the cycling of climatically active one-carbon (C1) compounds. My postdoctoral project seeks to gain insight into the social life of bacterioplankton in relation to the cycling of C1 compounds, by studying their interactions with other organisms and their potential impact in the marine carbon cycling. The BIOSHARE project is funded by a Marie Curie Outgoing International post-doctoral fellowship and the research will be performed at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (2014-2016) and at the OOB (2016-2017) and mentored by Dr. Ingrid Obernosterer and Prof. Farooq Azam.

Visiting Scholars


Former Lab Members
  1. Ryan Paerl - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  2. Byron Pedler - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

    1. Francesca Malfatti - Postdoctoral Researcher, OGS, Trieste, Italy

  3. Ty Samo - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

  4. ✦Melissa Garren - Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  5. ✦Krystal Rypien - Adjunct Faculty at San Diego State University

  6. Anne-Claire Baudoux - CNRS Researcher, Roscoff, France

  7. Xavier Mayali - Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  8. Steven Smriga - Postdoctoral Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  9. Jessica Ward - Director, Gladie Cultural-Environmental Learning Center, KY