January 27, 2012
Earth Science Colloquium


Ben Van Mooy
Associate Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Ben Van Mooy, Associate Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is a biogeochemist who has done some interesting work on the ability of phytoplankton to switch to sulfolipids from phospholipids when phosphorus is scarce, a potentially important capability in the analysis of P vs. N limitation. He also showed how other lipids cause cell death during viral infection of phytoplankton.