Katie Marshall's picture
E-mail Address

kmarsha@u.washington.edu

Education

Occidental College, BA in Biology

Research Interests

I am researching the interactions between marine bacteria by using culturing methods. I use high through-put culturing, which allows me to grow up large numbers of culture isolates relatively quickly. I identify my cultures by using the 16S sequence of their DNA (16S is a 1400bp sequence used for identifying phylogenetic relationships between bacteria). I can then compare how many bacteria and what lineages of bacteria grow up in different conditions. When I obtain isolates that have not been cultured before, I do further studies of the physiologies of these isolates.