Assistant Professor of the Department of Biology of the University of North Caroline (UNC), Charlotte, USA. Expert in aquatic microbial ecology and physiology and biology of harmful algae. Research focus on the ecology, reproductive and nutritional physiology, and taxonomy of dinoflagellates and other algae, with emphasis on harmful species that cause fish kills or other negative impacts in coastal and freshwater environments. Collaboration with other colleagues at UNC-Charlotte, and other institutions in the USA and abroad, to investigate harmful algae and protists in general using field studies, culture experiments, light and electron microscopy, flow cytometry, and molecular genetics. > 26 articles.