Lopez Participates in Unique Collaboration with Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Pictured is the MBARI Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LRAUV) with a group of collaborators working to vet underwater flow cytometric and microscopic approaches for monitoring ocean plankton

Participants in the June 1-2 workshop hosted by The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) which focused on vetting underwater flow cytometric and microscopic approaches for monitoring ocean plankton. This is critical for prediction of toxic algal blooms harmful to humans, monitoring the ocean carbon cycle, and general planetary health. Peter Lopez, back row, 5th in from the right, along with Chris Scholin ,9th from the right, MBARI Director, Heidi Sosik–Woods Hole Oceanographic Instititute, inventor of the Imaging Flow CytoBot (kneeling, 2nd from right ), and Jarred  Swalwell, 8th from the right , back row, University of Washington, inventor of the “SeaFlow” and “PipeCyte” sheath less underwater flow cytometers . In front is the MBARI Long Range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LRAUV).
Peter was invited to participate in this workshop for his flow cytometric and methods integration expertise.

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