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Dr. Benjamin Van Mooy

**The Van Mooy lab is seeking graduate students to start in 2021.   Please contact email bvanmooy@whoi.edu and check out the WHOI/MIT Joint Program admissions site https://mit.whoi.edu/admissions/.  The application deadline is December 15, 2020.**

Senior Scientist
Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

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Contact Information:
Work: 508-289-2322
bvanmooy@whoi.edu
Building: Fye 117

Mailing Address:
266 Woods Hole Road, MS #04
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Washington, Chemical Oceanography, 2003
  • M.S. University of Washington, Chemical Oceanography, 2000
  • B.A. Northwestern University, Chemistry and Geological Sciences, 1995

Research Interests

  • Biogeochemical cycling of carbon and phosphorus in the upper ocean by heterotrophic bacteria, phytoplankton, and zooplankton.
  • Microbial interactions on sinking particles and their effects on carbon export.
  • Lipids in plankton and the role of lipids in processes ranging from biochemical pathways to biogeochemical cycles.
  • Lipidomics method development
  • The North Pacific subtropical gyre, the Sargasso Sea, and the coastal waters of the West Antarctic Peninsula.