Email: chisholm@mit.edu
Bldg-Room 48-425
Phone: 617.253.1771
Website: The Chisholm Lab

Penny Chisholm

Institute Professor

Research Interests

  • General areas
    • Biological oceanography
    • Microbial ecology
    • Ecological Genomics
  • Current interests
    • Ecology, evolution, and comparative genomics of marine cyanobacteria and viruses that infect them
    • The ecological and policy dimensions of large-scale ocean fertilization

Teaching Interests

  • Ecology
  • Microbial Oceanography

Awards and Honors

  • 2013 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology, Government of Catalonia, Spain
  • 2013 Resident Scholar – Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Italy
  • 2013 Awarded 2011 National Medal of Science, the White House
  • 2013 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2012 Elected Fellow, Ecological Society of America
  • 2012 Ruth Patrick Award, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • 2011 Darbaker Prize: Botanical Society of America
  • 2010 Agassiz Medal in Oceanography:  National Academy of Sciences
  • 2005 Huntsman Award for Excellence in Marine Science
  • 2004-2012 Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Investigator
  • 2003 Member the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1998 Resident Scholar, Bellagio Study Center, Lake Como, Italy
  • 1997 Guggenheim Fellow
  • 1996 Fellow American Geophysical Union
  • 1993 Fellow American Academy of Microbiology
  • 1992 Fellow American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 1991 Rosensteil Award in Ocean Sciences