Janelle Thompson chosen for Doherty Professorship
The MIT Sea Grant College Program has selected Janelle Thompson, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as the recipient of the 2010 Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. She will receive a supplemental award of $25,000 per year for two years. Thompson’s proposed research for the Doherty Professorship will focus on understanding the host-associated microbial communities (microbiome) in corals, their activity in response to environmental stress and to lesions caused by White Plague disease. Read the news release.