Corcoran Lab at New Mexico State University
New Mexico Consortium Senior Research Scientist Alina Corcoran recently set up the Corcoran Lab, an algal research laboratory at New Mexico State University (NMSU).
Work in the Corcoran Lab focuses on algal cultivation ecology, algal-bacterial interactions, the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems, with an emphasis on microalgal biology and ecology. Researchers are the lab conduct both foundational and applied research to address questions that support ecosystem management and sustainability.
Her staff includes NMC Laboratory and Field Technician Heather Martinez and NMC Postdoctoral Researcher Ahlem Jebali. She has also recently accepted two NMSU students: Stephanie Getto, who joined in the fall, and Gurpreet Kuar Nagi, who will be joining this summer. Alina is not currently recruiting new students or postdocs, but welcomes collaborations.
To learn more about the lab group, visit: corcoranalgaelab.com.
This work is supported by the New Mexico Consortium.
Top photo of PhD student Stephanie Getto in the Molecular Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Graduate Program aseptically transfers cultures of Nannochloropsis oceanica. Photo by Heather Martinez.