Stocker lab team Summer 2012

One of the most exciting aspects of working at the interface between fluid mechanics, microbial ecology and oceanography is the diverse toolset that can be brought to the table. This is reflected in the composition of our group, which includes engineers, physicists, microbiologists, and bioinformaticians. Interested in joining the group? Send us an email!

Roman Stocker

Principal Investigator

Research Focus: Fluid dynamics, Environmental microfluidics, Marine microbial ecology

Roberto Rusconi

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Bacterial motility in flow, Microfluidics, Chiral separation, Biofilm dynamics

Steve Smriga

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Marine microbial ecology, Microscale hotspots, Bacteria-Phytoplankton interactions

Anupam Sengupta

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Focus: Microbial biophysics, microscale transport phenomena, microfluidic technology

Melissa Garren

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Coral-pathogen dynamics, Microbial interactions in the Ocean, Microscale visualization

Yutaka Yawata

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Behavioral drivers of microbial evolution, Bacterial chemotaxis, Biofilm dynamics

Filippo Menolascina

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Control theory in Systems and Synthetic Biology, Bacterial chemotaxis, Microfluidics

Gabriel Juarez

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Bacteria-Oil interactions, Active colloids, Interface dynamics

Vicente Fernandez

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Bacterial chemotaxis, Bacterial turbulence, Coral dynamics, Microfluidics

Andrew Babbin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Focus: Marine biogeochemistry, Nitrogen cycle dynamics; Aerobe/anaerobe interactions

Kwangmin Son

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Bacterial motility, Flagellar dynamics, Viral dynamics, Microfluidics, Advanced Imaging

Lars Behrendt

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Focus: Photosynthesis and phototaxis, Coral symbiosis/ bacterial endosymbionts, Novel cultivation methods

Gaston Leonardo Miño

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Microscale mechanicsm for the evolution of multicellularity

Jennifer Kim Thu Nguyen

PhD Student

Research Focus: Linking physiology and ecology of marine bacteria, Bacterial growth efficiency

Bennett Spencer Lambert

PhD Student

Research Focus: Microfluidic storage and sorting as well as chemotaxis

Francesco Carrara

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Focus: Statistical physics; theoretical ecology; biodiversity; experimental microcosms

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Kang Soo Lee

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Focus: Single cell genomics with high-throughput microfluidic sorting

Cherry Gao

PhD Student

Research Focus: Linking the global sulfur cycle and microbial metabolism of DMSP in the ocean

Ruth Yiu

Administrative Assistant

Postdoc/PhD Student

This could be you ...

We have a range of projects that need talented, qualified and creative researchers. Please contact us to learn about openings.

  • Tanvir Ahmed (Ph.D. student, now faculty at BUET, Bangladesh)
  • Marcos (Ph.D. student, now faculty at NTU, Singapore)
  • William ‘Mack’ Durham (Ph.D. student, now lecturer at Oxford University)
  • King Yung Yick (Ph.D. student, now working in finance)
  • Kolja Kindler (postdoc, now group leader at the German Aerospace Center, Cologne)
  • John Taylor (postdoc, now lecturer at Cambridge University)
  • Arezoo Ardekani (postdoc, now faculty at University of Notre Dame)
  • Justin Seymour (postdoc, now senior research fellow at the University of Technology Sydney)
  • Jeffrey Guasto (postdoc, now assistant professor at Tufts University)
  • Hongchul Jang (postdoc, now engineer at Samsung Corp., Korea)
  • Michael Barry(postdoc, now associate at Exponent, Inc.)