Dr. Peter Girguis
Peter Girguis grew up in Los Angeles and has always been entranced by the oceans. He received his B.Sc. from the UCLA and his Ph.D. from U.C. Santa Barbara. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and is currently an assistant professor in Harvard University's Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology. His research focuses on microbial physiology and the role that autotrophic microbes play in deep ocean carbon and nitrogen cycling. His research also focuses on developing new sensors for use in the deep oceans, and he is currently developing several new instruments for use at hydrothermal vents. In his spare time, Peter loves to resurrect dead furniture.