Tuesday, January 22 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
USC Allan Hancock Foundation Bldg., 153/Torrey Webb Room 3616 Trousdale Pkwy
Dr. Tresguerres's interests include the evolutionary relationships between basic cellular functions and complex “whole organism” physiology. His studies encompass biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, but in the past they also have covered marine invertebrate ecology, marine mammal taxonomy, and fisheries. These experiences have trained Martin to always consider the “big picture,” even while studying processes at the molecular level.
Augmenting Scripps’ leadership in ocean acidification, Martin’s research at Scripps includes how marine organisms sense and adjust to acid/base disturbances arising from environmental and metabolic variations in carbon dioxide, protons, and bicarbonate ions. Other areas of his interest include aquaculture, biofuels, and evolution.