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.
In the news!
Science Magazine: On the Great Lakes, scientists are making a ‘Winter Grab’ of rare data
Great Lakes Now: Scratching the surface: Regional research groups explore winter conditions of Green Bay, Great Lakes
Chicago Tribune: Winter research in Great Lakes will help scientists understand climate change and what happens when ice disappears