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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
5309 McGaugh Hall (Lab)
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697

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dgerman "at" uci.edu

Center for Organismal Biology 

Lab personnel
Spanning from the molecular to the whole-organism level, research in my laboratory is focused on the energy acquisition strategies of organisms.  In short, I am interested in understanding how organisms make a living and the consequences of different energy acquisition strategies for ecosystem fluxes.  

News:

September 2016: Our paper on mussel nutritional physiology is now out in Biology OpenSee the publications page.  This paper is not only important scientifically, but features three former UC President's/Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellows as authors (Connor, Garcia, and German). And, the hits keep coming: Alyssa Braciszewski was awarded an Achievement Awards for College Scientists Foundation Scholar Award!  This provides a nice financial boost for our high-achieving grad student!  All of the German Lab students rock!
 
August 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski on winning a Newkirk Graduate Student Fellowship!  

July 2016: Congratulations to Beck Wehrle on winning a GAANN Fellowship!

June 2016: Congratulations to Samantha Leigh on winning a Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research!

May 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski for winning a Conchologists of America Academic Grant!  Congrats to Beck Wehrle on winning a Chateaubriand Fellowship that will send him to France for five months to integrate the physiology of P. sicula with their microbiome!  Our paper on amylase genetics in fishes is now out in Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.  See our publications page.

April 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski for winning a Southern California Academy of Sciences Student Research Grant!  We will be at the SCAS meeting at USC next month. Congratulations to Samantha Leigh on winning a Raney Award from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists! And the beat goes on..... :)  

March 2016: Congratulations to Alyssa Braciszewski for winning a UCI Oceans Initiative Grant! A huge congratulations to Samantha Leigh on winning a coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!  
 

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