Margaret Mars Brisbin, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar jointly appointed in the
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Maggi Brisbin is currently a Postdoc scholar at WHOI. She completed her Ph.D. at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan. Her thesis work focused on the symbiotic relationship between the haptophyte algae, Phaeocystis, and acantharian hosts. Maggi is particularly interested in how interactions between the smallest organisms can affect large scale processes in the ocean. At WHOI, she continues to study interactions between marine microbes and is focusing on how bacteria might influence the ecological success of different Phaeocystis species in varying environmental conditions.