David A Caron is a Professor in the Marine Environmental Biology

David A Caron is a Professor in the Marine Environmental Biology section of the
Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California. He has
degrees in Microbiology (B.S.) and Oceanography (M.S.) from the University of Rhode
Island, and in Biological Oceanography (Ph.D.) conferred jointly by Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. His research
interests involve marine and freshwater microbial ecology. Ongoing research programs
include studies of harmful blooming-forming species of microalgae, and investigations of
the biodiversity and physiology of tropical, temperate and polar microbial communities.
He has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific articles and book chapters. He
is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, and a member of the American
Society for Microbiology, the International Society of Protistologists, The Oceanography
Society and the International Society of Microbial Ecology. He is a recipient of the Mary
Sears Chair for Excellence in Biological Oceanography (from Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution), the Seymour Hutner Award (from the Society of
Protozoologists), the Albert S. Raubenheimer Award for Excellence in Teaching,
Research and Service, and a past president of the International Society of Protistologists.