Marine Research

Methanogenic archaea

Oceans, ponds, and lakes has remarkable beauty in biodiversity.  Water covers more than two-thirds of the planet and a remarkable biodiversity exists.  We study methanogenic archaea in response to temperature and geography.  Higher global temperatures can lead to increase in methanogenic archaea which may impact Earth in ways we do not yet understand.

Aequorea victoria

We also harvest proteins from jellyfish.  DMI is focused on leveraging the capabilities of Aequorea victoria green fluorescent protein for the advancement of biotechnology innovations. In particular, isolation of fluorescent proteins from diverse species allows extension of bioanalytical capabilities.  These fluorescent proteins can be utilized for many applications, including measurement and study of cells, phytoplankton, and other single- multi-cellular organisms.