Jeffrey W Turner
Born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised just south of Atlanta, Georgia, I am now happy to call the Gulf of Mexico (aka The Third Coast) home. Prior to my arrival at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, I acquired a deep appreciation for our world’s oceans sailing the Bearing Sea and Arctic Ocean with the US Coast Guard. Afterward, I uncovered my fascination for all things microbial at the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology (http://www.ecology.uga.edu). Following the defense of my dissertation, I boarded a flight to Seattle where I studied genetics and genomics as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Washington’s School of Oceanography (http://armbrustlab.ocean.washington.edu). The influence of oceans on human health and well-being has become a central theme in my research and teaching interests. This broad theme intersects with a diversity of topics including but not limited to emerging infectious diseases, harmful algal blooms, coral reef ecology, natural resource management, habitat preservation, ocean acidification and global climate change.