Currently: PhD in Marine Chemistry, MIT/WHOI Joint Program, MS in Marine Chemistry, Institut Europeen Universitaire de la Mer (IUEM) at Universite Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France (2015), BA in Chemistry, Universite Paris Diderot, Paris, France (2013)
My research focuses on the biogeochemical cycling on organic compounds in the ocean. So far, I have been working with phosphonates which are organic phosphorus compounds found ubiquitously in the ocean and associated with marine dissolved organic matter. After looking at their degradation by bacteria I am now trying to unreveal their biological sources and their functions which remains unknown in marine environment.
Repeta, D., Ferron, S., Sosa, O., et al., 2016. Marine methane paradox explained by bacterial degradation of dissolved organic matter. Nat. Geosci., 9, 884-887
Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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