Melissa Duhaime

Melissa Duhaime

Principle Investigator      view CV view CV

Assistant Professor, University of Michigan, 2017
Assist. Research Scientist, University of Michigan, 2012
Postdoc, Sullivan Lab, University of Arizona, 2011
PhD, Max Planck Instit. for Mar. Microbiology, 2010, with distinction
MSc, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, 2007
B.A., Biology - Microbiology, Cornell University, 2005

Rachel Cable

Rachel Cable

Research Specialist

Research Interests:  All things viral. Conservation; hand-picking microplastics out of the Great Lakes, one piece at a time.

Morgan

Morgan Lindback

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Ecology and evolution of ocean viruses and their impact on the biological pump.

AJ Wing

AJ Wing

Graduate Student

Research Interests: Modeling the co-evolution of Lake Erie's toxic bloom-forming Microcystis and its viruses.

Eric Bastien

Eric Bastien

UM '18; Research Technician

Research Interests: Genomic signatures of phage-host co-evolution; Nutrient limitation and viral infection

Jas

Jaspreet Singh Saini

visiting graduate student from UNIGE, Switzerland

Research Interests: viral ecology of high alpine and polar environments; viral metagenomics

Joyah

Joyah Watkins

Graduate Student, Frontiers Program, EEB

Research Interests: Joyah's research interests lie at the intersection marine ecology (especially coral ecosystems and fish population biology), environmental toxicology, and environmental justice. She joins us in our commitment to applied ecology and using our science as a tool for a better world.

Jas

Cecelia Batterbee

UMich Junior, EEB, Oceanography (minor)

Research Interests: I'm originally from Grand Rapids, MI, but I consider northern Michigan to be my home. I am broadly interested in anything related to water, with a special interest in the health of marine systems. In my free time, I love to run, explore, and spend time on Lake Michigan.

Joyah

Nathalie O'Hernandez

UMich Freshwoman, UROP

Research Interests: I am an undergraduate from New Jersey. I love science, writing, helping others, and my dogs back home. I participate in many activities, such as sleeping, studying, running to my 9 am, and being active. Go blue!

Jas

Rebecca Chandross

UMich Sophomore, EEB, PitE, Music (minor)

Research Interests: Ecosystem ecology. I'm a Michigan native and love getting outside whenever I'm not in class or band practice, hiking and camping all across the state. I'm looking forward to learning more about microbes and working together to conserve the Great Lakes!



Former Lab Members

  • Emily Chiang, 2018 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar, U Mich
  • Jordan Gumm, Progenity
  • Molly Radosevich, UM EEB '18, UM Immunology lab
  • Rachna Pannu, SFSU graduate program, de la Torre Lab
  • Brittan Scales, postdoc at IOW Warnemuende
  • Alexi Schnur, UM '18
  • Katie Klier, UM '18
  • Payton Watt, UM '18
  • Isaac Klimasmith, 2017 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar, Wesleyan University
  • Alec Flores, 2017 Doris Duke Conservation Scholar, Santa Barbara Community College
  • Kaitie Kaitie Benedek, UM PiTE '17, Wyoming State Forestry intern
  • Aaron Adiwidjaja, UROP, UM Environmental Engineering '20
  • Yi (Sally) Qiu, UROP, UM Environmental Engineering '20
  • Andrew Wong, UROP, UM Environmental Engineering '20
  • Brendan Brendan Locke
  • Kat Kat Wiles
  • Kat Michelle Berry
  • Kat Greg Boehm, Senior Educator, California Science Center
  • Kat Paulina Devlin, MSc student Univ Michigan
  • Kat Shubhum Sidhar
  • Vinnie Vinnie Gupta, University of Michigan
  • Melissa Melissa Freeland, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Sarah Halperin, grad student UCSB, Bren School Env Sci & Man
  • Emma Emma Borjigin-Wang, Harvard University
  • Nicole Nicole Dear, MPH, CDC fellow
  • Gabriel Gabriel Vargas Asensio, PhD student Univ of Chicago
  • Cody Cody Sheik, Assist Prof Univ of Minnesota-Duluth

Opportunities to Join

Inquire with Professor Duhaime if you are interested in joining the lab.

Interested graduate students should be in touch and apply to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Are you an interested undergraduate?   Please address the following in your inquiry email:

  • Share a CV, which includes (i) your research experiences and skills if you've worked in a lab previously (no worries if you haven't yet, this is the time and the place to do it), (ii) relevant coursework you have taken, (iii) your graduation year and major.
  • Time frame you are looking for a position in our lab: how soon would you like to start and for how long/how many semesters do you anticipate involvement with research in the Duhaime Lab?
  • Please share your future academic plans, remaining undergraduate time, upon graduation and beyond. What is your vision is currently for where you see yourself going? What skills do you hope to acquire with us that will help you get there?
  • Why you feel joining our research group is a good fit for your academic or scientific interests.