What an amazing experience! I feel so grateful for being given the opportunity to take the C-MORE summer microbial oceanography course. When I reflect on the past 5 weeks it is incredible how much was covered in the lectures, research cruise and lab work. But perhaps the most valuable aspect of the course was the connections made working with the other C-MORE students and the faculty of the course. We came from from very diverse backgrounds but we all share a passion for better understanding the intriguing world of the very small in the ocean. I feel truly inspired to apply what I learned into my own research and in the future I hope to form collaborative projects with these bright and amazing scientists. Mahalo!
Sarah Q. Foster
Sarah is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Fulweiler Lab. This blog documents her experience taking a summer course "Microbial Oceanography: From genome to biome" at C-MORE at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.