Jens Wira

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Jens Wira

Research Interests

• Dinoflagellate Movement
• Biotoxins

Jens Wira is a Ph.D. student working in the lab of Dr. Allen Place at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. He is interested in understanding the behavior of dinoflagellates, and how that might affect our ability to monitor or mitigate them.  He is currently focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of light reception in dinoflagellates, and the movement behavior of the ciguatera poisoning causing benthic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus. He received the University of Maryland Dean's Fellowship for the 2020-2021 school year.

Jens Wira CV

• National University of Singapore, BS, Chemistry. 2019

Graduate Program Foundation Areas
• Environmental Molecular Science & Technology

Recent Work