University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. Uta Passow is a Research Professor in Biological Oceanography and involved in ADDOMEx as a co-PI. Uta has been working in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill in 2010 and as the chair of the inter-consortia working group, MOSSFA, has introduced the scientific and response community to the role of marine snow as a transport mechanism of oil in marine systems. Within ADDOMEx, she will use a hierarchical approach of increasingly larger and more complex experiments to investigate the response of different autotrophic microbes to oil and dispersant in terms of their production of EPS (exopolymeric substances). Specifically the Passow lab will be responsible for the analysis of TEP (transparent exopolymer particles) and for roller table experiments. We will also participate in the mesocosm experiments. To learn more about the different research in the Passow lab: http://passowlab.msi.ucsb.edu

Ms. Julia Sweet

Ms. Julia Sweet

Lab manager

Works with Uta Passow and will assist with roller table experiments.

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