Landlocked UA prof is making a big splash in the oceans of the world

2012-12-03T16:58:00Z 2012-12-03T17:17:21Z Landlocked UA prof is making a big splash in the oceans of the worldBy Tom Beal, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
December 03, 2012 4:58 pm  • 

 The importance goes beyond the ocean’s critical role in balancing the planet’s health, he said.

“They represent the first and fundamental steps needed to assess the impact of viruses in humans, oceans or any ecosystem of interest,” he wrote.

The scientists in Sullivan’s lab, about 10 at present, gather samples on ocean voyages across the globe and have also gathered microbes and viruses in a series of experiments conducted in the lagoon biome of the UA’s Biosphere 2.

Sullivan’s lab uses those Biosphere 2 experiments to invent new ways to collect and analyze samples from the oceans.

Copyright 2015 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About this blog

From the cosmos to the invisible world of nanotechnology, this is the place for anyone with a "scientific bent" in Southern Arizona.

Senior reporter Tom Beal provides color commentary from the science beat and assistant business editor Dave Wichner contributes an inside look at the business aspects of technology.

Deals, offers & events

View more...