Christina Kellogg

Applying molecular techniques and microbiology methods to study marine microbes, particularly the microbial ecology of tropical and deep-sea corals.


Dr. Kellogg joined the U.S. Geological Survey as a Mendenhall Fellow, characterizing the microbial communities in aerosolized African desert dust, beach sediments, seagrass beds and coral reefs. Currently, she leads the coral microbial ecology laboratory at the U.S. Geological Survey, studying the microbiomes and environments of tropical and cold-water corals.

Research Interests

Microbial diversity, microbial ecology, long-distance transport of microbes, biogeography, bioprospecting, symbiosis