April Woods

I am a research technician in the Environmental Biotechnology Lab at Moss Landing Marine Labs. My background is in molecular biology and I continued my studies here at MLML to earn a Msc in Biological Oceanography. Our lab studies aspects of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) forming organisms, namely the HAB forming diatom, Pseudo-nitzschia. We are interested in using genomic tools, including genetic transformation and manipulation, to elucidate the biosynthetic pathway of Domoic Acid (DA), the neurotoxin produced by some members of the Pseudo-nitzschia genus.