Brian Palenik

Marine Biology Research Division

Professor of Marine Biology

Education Director Ocean Biology Program

Research Interests

  • Marine genomics and metagenomics
  • Phytoplankton diversity and evolution
  • Adaptations of phytoplankton to their physical and chemical environments, especially nutrient limitation and metal toxicity
  • Algal biofuels


  • B.S.E., Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution