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Principal Investigator

Dr. Heather H. Kim

Assistant Scientist (tenure-track), Dept. of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

  • ​2017, Ph.D., Earth & Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2012, M.S., Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI
  • 2010, B.S., Earth & Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Curriculum vitae (last updated: September 2023)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Emelia Chamberlain

NSF Office of Polar Programs Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

  • ​2023, Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • Project: Arctic Ocean biogeochemical and AI/ML modeling to improve bacterial diversity and ecological predictions through genomic measurements

Dr. Yiming Guo

WHOI Postdoctoral Investigator, Dept. of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

  • ​2022, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • Project: Coupled physical-biogeochemical modeling of the US Northeast Shelf and Slope region for Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE)

Dr. Onur Karakuş

WHOI Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Investigator, Dept. of Physical Oceanography

  • ​2022, Ph.D., University of Bremen & Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Project: Coupled physical-biogeochemical (ROMS) modeling for the Northwest Atlantic Margin


Rhegan Thomason

NSF Center for Chemical Currencies of a Microbial Planet Bridge-to-PhD Fellow, Dept. of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

  • 2021, B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
  • Project: Modeling and analysis of the flow of carbon through heterotrophic bacteria

Theodore Calianos

Undergraduate Volunteer, Dept. of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

  • Computer Science, Economics, Mathematics, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • Project: Data assimilation and modeling of the Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems

Lab Alumni

Dr. Jens Terhaar

WHOI Postdoctoral Scholar (2022 - 2023)

  • Ph.D., Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (France) / Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Current position: Senior Research Scientist at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Project: Arctic Ocean ecosystem projections over the 21st century using GFDL-ESM4 and observations

Annabella Amato

Summer Student Fellow (June - August 2022)

  • B.S., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Current position: Bridge-to-PhD Fellow at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Project: Net community production in the subtropical North Atlantic: Modeling & observations

Dr. Ashley Dinauer

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (December 2021 - June 2022)

  • Ph.D., Climate Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Project: Global-scale modeling of the POC transfer efficiency and shallow-water CaCO3 dissolution

Elizabeth Connors

Guest Ph.D. Student (January - March 2022)

  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA​

Project: Incorporating observations of top-down control of bacterial carbon into the model for the Western Antarctic Peninsula

Oreoluwa Solanke

Summer Student Fellow (June - August 2020)

  • B.A., Earth Science, Columbia University, New York, NY

Project: Quantifying the biogeochemical role of marine microbes in the Sargasso Sea, Bermuda