Splash Biography

ARIANNA KRINOS, MIT PhD student studying phytoplankton with code

Major: Teacher

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am finishing my first year in the MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution joint program, where I study biological oceanography. I study eukaryotic phytoplankton, specifically coccolithophores and diatoms, and use a variety of computational and experimental approaches to study these organisms. Primarily, I use time-series culture work, models, and bioinformatics to understand the genetic and physiological adaptations of these organisms and how they might respond to global change. The eldest of 5 children, I have long had a passion for teaching and education, whether through play school with my siblings, shadowing the interning teacher-to-be, or serving as a Junior Educator at the Florida Aquarium. I am excited to share some knowledge with you all!

Past Classes

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S72: Red Queens & Cheshire Cats: Viruses in Ocean Microbes in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Did you know that ocean microbes also contract viruses? In this course, we'll talk about two competing theories about viral infection in $$\textit{Emiliania huxleyi}$$, and how viral infection impacts primary productivity around the world.