Bioscience

$600K grant to help UA prof study ocean viruses

May 23, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: Arizona Daily Star] – A University of Arizona researcher has snared nearly $600,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the role viruses play in the growth of an oxygen-starved region of the sub-Arctic Pacific Ocean.

Matthew Sullivan, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will employ sampling techniques developed by his students in the lagoon of Biosphere 2, the UA’s science hub near Oracle.

Some samples will be analyzed and genotyped in a science class at Tucson Magnet High School.

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