Sinead Collins (PI)

Sinead Collins

I'm interested in how large populations of small organisms adapt to complex environmental changes. Since that's a bit too vague, I focus on how marine phytoplankton adapt to ocean acidification. I use experimental evolution in the lab to figure out the basic theory involved, and then head off to collaborate with oceanographers to apply it to marine systems.

I also just like microbes, especially the green ones. They're the invisible drivers of ecosystems, they do stuff that can only be described as "very cool", and they're insanely beautiful. How could I resist?