Arianna Krinos is a graduate student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography. She graduated from Virginia Tech in the fields of computer science and biology in May 2019. Past research experiences include amphibian skin microbiology for community classification and disease ecology, modeling of potential harmful algal blooms in lake ecosystems using a 1-D hydrodynamic model, MCMC methods for modeling atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, the physiology of lobster calcification, and individual based modeling of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay.
Arianna works at the interface of modeling, bioinformatics, and experimental/field work in the Alexander Lab and with the Darwin Project at MIT. In particular, she conducts laboratory culture experiments on calcifying phytoplankter Emiliania huxleyi and explores community ecology via metatranscriptomics. Arianna is excited about questions related to microbial diversity, acclimation and adaptation, and global change. She is interested in education and computer/data science literacy.
BS in Computer Science, 2019
BS in Biological Sciences, 2019
BS in Computational Modeling and Data Analytics, 2019