My research program is dedicated to examining the interactions between microbial communities and their surrounding environments to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that microbes use to adapt and respond to changes in the environment.

This website presents current research and educational activities associated with understanding the co-evolution of life and its environment with the goal of making this knowledge accessible to all.

This Hawaiian Bobtail squid was the first cephalopod in space in May 2011
Drs. Artemis Louyakis and Lexi Duscher exploring stromatolites in Highborne Cay, Bahamas.
Pieter Visscher, Artemis Louyakis and Nate Prince monitoring the thrombolites in Bahamas.
Jamie and the late, great Phil Playford in Hamelin Pool.
Jamie and the stromatolites of Hutchinson Bay.
Jamie and the flies of Hutchinson Bay.
Visiting the Tereshkova Space Museum In Yaroslav.
Christmas at the Little Darby Research Station in The Bahamas.
Dyanna gets her revenge at the lab pool party.
The squid gang at the powwow in Scripps.
Big year for PhD graduates at the SLSL.
The amazing mats of the hypersaline ponds in Little Darby.

Research Interests

Effects of Microgravity on Animal-Microbe Symbioses

Elucidating the modern microbialite microbiome

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