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Expeditions, Conferences and Outreach

Sampling expeditions include forays into nearby San Diego marine environments such as Catalina Island, Mission Bay and San Diego Bay, as well as international locations such as Chile and Brazil.
Members of the lab present Dinsdale Lab research at numerous national and international assemblies, including San Diego Microbiology Group meetings (SDMG), American Society of Microbiology conferences (ASM) and the International Symposium for Microbial Ecology (ISME).

Western Society of Naturalists Conference 2019

Can you tell we like sharks?

The Dinsdale lab spent Halloween at the 100th annual meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists (WSN) in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. WSN is the premier professional society for marine ecology on the west coast, and they meet every year to present the latest developments in the field from microbes to megafauna. Our lab had a strong showing; we learned a lot, made some new friends, and spread the genomic gospel of the holy holobiont far and wide.We had some great talks from 
our fearless leader and charistmatic macrobe, Liz (global whale shark metagenomes), our model metagome modeler Lais (PhD, modeling coral metagenome networks and coral microbiome physiology), and our massively spectacular mass spectrometer expert Asha (PhD, charcterizing shark blood metabolites)!

We also had wonderful posters from our devil weed demystifier Hayden (undergrad, Sargassum horneri‘s effect on giant kelp photochemistry), 
our demersal demographer Isabella (undergrad, Chondrichthyan range expansion in western India), and our phylosymbiotic ph-riend Emma (undergrad, categorizing the microbiome of round rays against sharks and teleosts)

We also received an honorable mention for best poster from our shark wrangler, captain Colton (M.S., characterizing the leopard shark microbiome)!

We cannot wait for WSN 2020!

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