Michael W. Henson

a quick intro

Welcome to my research website!

Currently, I am a 2020 Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbiology in the Coleman Lab at the University of Chicago in the Department of Geophysical Sciences.

My research focuses on the numerous ways microbes influence ecosystem health by investigating the relationships between microbial diversity, community dynamics, and ecosystem processes. To do this, I use a combination of lab-based experiments and “-omic” approaches.

The HOV Alvin getting ready to be deployed
Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico