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Alexis Walker

Ph.D. Student

Marine Biology
College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
2150 Koyukuk Drive
214 West Ridge Research Building (WRRB)
Fairbanks, AK 99775
602-549-7711
Education
University of California, Santa Cruz
B.Sc. (Hons) Marine Science
2009
Biography
I once was a scientific diver who studied benthic invertebrates. I am avid deep-sea ecology enthusiast; I have been continually lured toward microscopic organisms.
Advisor
Specialties
  • Microbial bioinformatics
  • Arctic sediment microbes
  • Incubation experiments
Research Overview
Exploring community composition, environmental drivers, and oil degradation by bacteria and archaea in Arctic marine sediments.
Current Research Projects
  • Sequencing my way across the Pacific arctic seafloor and exploring the crude oil biodegradation potential of Arctic marine sediment microbes.
Awards / Honors
  • Institute of Arctic Biology Fellowship • $7,500, 2019
  • Oil Spill Recovery Institute • $60,000, 2019
  • Goering Family Fellowship • $1000, 2019
  • CMI Best Student Talk • Coastal Marine Institute Review, 2019
  • Francis “Bud” Fay Memorial Scholarship • $1000, 2018
  • ASM Best Student Talk • Alaska branch of the American Society for Microbiologists, 2018
  • Frances And Alfred Baker Memorial Scholarship • $2000, 2017
  • Coauthored Coastal Marine Institute Grant • $150,000, 2017
  • INBRE Travel Grant • $2000, 2017
  • The Dieter Family Marine Science Research Scholarship • $4500, 2016
  • Coastal Marine Institute Student Fellowship • $25,000, 2016
  • NPRB Best Student Poster • Alaska Marine Science Symposium, 2016
Student Internships:
  • MBARI 2011
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