Georges Kanaan

Georges Kanaan

Graduate Student

Biological Oceanography

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Graduate student studying biological oceanography in the Deming Lab. Co-advised by Dr. Jodi Young.

My work during this year is generously funded by the Leo Cup Award. It consists of evaluating the emulsifying and aggregating potential of extracellular polysaccharides produced by certain arctic bacteria. A new emulsifier might prove to be very effective in cleaning up arctic and sub-arctic oil spills, as well as aggregating micro-plastics in the ocean together to make them easier to filter out.

I am also investigating how microbial communities have sustained themselves in brine pools that have been stuck in permafrost for over ten thousand years.

 

Georges Kanaan

Georges Kanaan

Graduate Student

Biological Oceanography

Need to schedule a meeting with me? Here

Graduate student studying biological oceanography in the Deming Lab. Co-advised by Dr. Jodi Young.

My work during this year is generously funded by the Leo Cup Award. It consists of evaluating the emulsifying and aggregating potential of extracellular polysaccharides produced by certain arctic bacteria. A new emulsifier might prove to be very effective in cleaning up arctic and sub-arctic oil spills, as well as aggregating micro-plastics in the ocean together to make them easier to filter out.

I am also investigating how microbial communities have sustained themselves in brine pools that have been stuck in permafrost for over ten thousand years.