Professor McManus’ research interests include: Interactions between Planktonic Populations and Physical Processes, Trophic Roles of Protozoa and other Microzooplankton, & Biogeography of microbial eukaryotes.
Professor McManus has been at UCONN Marine Sciences since 1995, with prior appointments at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of Maryland, and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab.
B.S., Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2002 (Biochemistry)
Ph.D., Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2008 (Biological Sciences)
Ecology of tintinnid ciliates.
Luciana is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the UCONN Stamford campus. She helps us to classify tintinnid species from Long Island Sound according to traditional lorica morphology and also modern DNA-based methods. She is the main person in the lab involved with bioinformatics. Here is a link to her faculty web page luciana-santoferrara.uconn.edu/
B.S. University of Connecticut, 2018 (Marine Sciences)
Rachel, a four-year member of the lab, graduated with her BS in Marine Sciences in Spring 2018. She worked on a number of projects, including the DEEP microzooplankton monitoring, and took care of our phytoplankton and ciliate cultures. As of Fall 2018, she has had emerita status in the lab and consults with us frequently on various matters.
Sue Smith, Graduate Student
Sue graduated from UCONN with a BS in Marine Sciences and recently earned her MS.
She is currently working towards a PhD in Oceanography. Her research involves finding sequences in the ciliate germline nucleus that definitively separate reproductively-isolated species.