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Life Science: Session 2

Scientist at Work

Dr. Colleen Cavanaugh

Dr. Colleen M. Cavanaugh is the Edward C. Jeffrey Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University, in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Professor Cavanaugh's continuing research interests include prokaryote-eukaryote symbiosis, including its physiology, biochemistry, ecology, evolution, and the co-evolution of host and symbiont; the physiology, molecular biology, ecology, and evolution of autotrophs and methanotrophs; as well as microbial cycling of inorganic and organic compounds. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Harvard, Dr. Cavanaugh is a Visiting Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. She has ten deep-sea research cruises worldwide and twelve deep-sea dives on the submersible Alvin to her credit. She is the author or co-author of approximately 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

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