PhD Student

Ocean Science and Engineering Program, School of Biological Sciences

Georgia Institute of Technology


B.S. Microbiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

An aquatic microbiologist at heart, Maggie Straight explores the chemically-mediated interactions of marine microbes. Currently, Straight is examining how bacterial metabolites affect algal metabolism. Growing up 250 miles from the Ocean, Straight found her start staring at freshwater diatoms and researching antibiotic production at the University of Rochester. In addition to her research, Straight enjoys traveling around the U.S. and learning hip hop. Connect with her at: