My name is Curtis Okolovitch and I am currently a junior studying Marine Biology at Florida State University. During the course of my Deep-C Internship, I am fortunate enough to be working with Dr. Joel Kostka, Kala Marks, and the rest of the Kostka Lab here at Georgia Tech. Our main goal this summer is to culture the oil-degrading bacteria, Alcanivorax sp. and Acinetobacter sp., and quantify oil degradation and oil toxicity in relation to these strains.
Though I only started a week ago, I have already learned so much! The Kostka Lab has been very helpful in my learning of the molecular techniques used in microbial ecology.
media in preparation for our |
cultures of Alcanivorax sp. and Acinetobacter sp.
Until next time,