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The research in our lab has been advanced through the efforts of a large group of colleagues, including talented technical staff, students, postdoctoral fellows, and collaborators. Some current and former members of our lab are noted below. If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact us.

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Mark E. Hahn, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Mark obtained his Ph.D. in toxicology in 1988 from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He came to WHOI in 1987 to conduct research in marine toxicology and the use of aquatic animal models for biomedical research.

Contact: mhahn@whoi.edu

Directory: http://www.whoi.edu/profile/mhahn/

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Sibel I. Karchner, Ph.D.

Research Specialist

Sibel Karchner received her Ph.D. in biology from Texas Tech University. She has been at WHOI and a member of Mark Hahn's team since 1993. Her main research interests are regulation of gene expression in environmental adaptation, and evolution of genes involved in the organismal response to environmental stressors.

Contact: skarchner@whoi.edu

Directory: http://www.whoi.edu/profile/skarchner/

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Diana G. Franks, B.S.

Research Associate

Diana Franks is a microbiologist who has been at WHOI since 1981. During that time, she has contributed to a variety of projects in diverse areas of marine microbiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. She has been part of our research team since 1996.

Contact: dfranks@whoi.edu

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Jordan Avery Pitt, B.S.

Ph.D. Student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering

Jordan Pitt's research focuses on the presence and effects of microplastics and nanoplastics in the marine environment. She is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Fellowship.

Contact: jpitt@whoi.edu

Directory: Jordan Pitt web page

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Former Members of Our Lab