Current Lab Members


Kathryn Coyne

S. Craig Cary

Kathryn J. Coyne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marine Bioscience
University of Delaware 
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
School of Marine Science and Policy

Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Delaware, 1997.
B.S., Chemistry, University of Delaware, 1986.

Research Interests: Biochemical and molecular ecology of microbial communities focusing on harmful algal bloom species

Email: kcoyne@udel.edu
Website: Here

Stephen Craig Cary, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean, and EnvironmentS
chool of Marine Science and Policy

Ph.D., Scripps Institution of Oceanography
M.S., San Diego State University
B.S.,  Florida Institute of Technology

Research Interests: Comparative physiology, biochemistry and ecology of microbial communities, with a focus on free-living syntrophic bacterial associations in extreme environments including hydrothermal vents and Antarctic soils.

Email: caryc@udel.edu
Website: Here

Anna S
Yanfei Wang
Anna Schutschkow, M.S. student

Research interests: Anna is  studying algal biofuel production coupled to bioremediation of wastewater and flue gas.

Email: annas@udel.edu

Yanfei Wang, M.S. student

Research interests: Yanfei is studying the ecology of raphidophyte species in response to nitrogen source and concentraitons.

Email: yfwang@udel.edu
Former Lab Members
Kaytee P
Chris Main
Kaytee Pokrzywinski, Ph.D.

Kaytee received her Ph.D. in Marine Biosciences from UD in 2014 and is currently a postdoc at the US FDA studying cell death pathways in mammalian cells.

Email: kaytee.pokrzywinski@fda.hhs.gov

Christopher Main, Ph.D.

Chris received his Ph.D. in Marine Biosciences from UD in 2014 and is currently a postdoc at UD-CEOE studying trophic dynamics and ecology of local estuaries.

Email: cmain@udel.edu
Jennifer Stewart Kevin Portune
Jennifer J. Stewart, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist
NSF SEES Fellow

Jen  received her Ph.D. in 2011 in Marine Biosciences and is currently employed as an Associate Scientist at UD School of Marine Science and Policy.  Jen heads up our biofuels project.

Email: jen@udel.edu

Kevin Portune, Ph.D.

Kevin completed his Ph.D. in Marine Biosciences from the University of Delaware.  He is currently teaching microbiology and molecular biology at the Instituto de Empresa, in Segovia, Spain.



Julie Smith
Tom Neiderberger
Julie Nissley Meyer, Ph.D.

Julie Smith completed her Ph.D. in Marine Biosciences from the University of Delaware in 2009. She is currently a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Florida.

Julie's Website: Here
Thomas Niederberger, Ph.D.

Tom worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Craig Cary at the University of Delaware, and is currently employed by a private company in Aukland, NZ. 
Lauren Salvitti

Colleen Bianco

Lauren Salvitti, Ph.D.

Lauren completed her M.S. in Marine Biosciences at the University of Delaware in 2010 and worked as a research assistant in our lab. She then received her Ph.D. from the University of Waikato, NZ, investigating symbiotic bacteria in toxic sea slugs. Lauren is now back at UD-CEOE, working with Jen Stewart on our biofuels project.
Colleen Bianco, M.S.

Colleen completed her M.S. in Marine Biosciences in 2013. She is currently a Ph.D. student in chemistry at the University of Illinois.

email: cbianco2@illinois.edu
Josee Nina Bouchard, Ph.D.

Josee worked as a postdoctoral research in Coyne's lab at the University of Delaware in 2011 - 2012. She is currently employed at Algenol in Fort Myers, FL.
Katherine Lee, M.S.

Katherine completed her M.S. in Marine Biosciences at the University of Delaware in Spring, 2012. She is currently using her talents as a free-lance photographer in NYC.