Faculty - Janelle R. Thompson

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Janelle R. Thompson

Doherty Assistant Professor in Ocean Utilization

Parsons Laboratory
Room 48-331
15 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Telephone: 617.324.5268 Email: janelle@mit.edu Research Website: http://thompsonlab.mit.edu/ Assistant: Darlene Strother / strother@mit.edu


  • Ph.D. 2005, MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • M.S. 1999, Stanford University
  • B.S. 1998, Stanford University

Research Interests

We are interested in understanding the relationship between the structure of microbial communities and their function. We are employing the tools of molecular biology, genomics, and genetics to identify the components of microbial communities, and to study their dynami