Nicole Ratib has officially joined the lab as a Simons Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbial Ecology. We introduced her a little in a previous post, but some more interesting things about Nicole- she’s a So-Cal native and grew up in my home town! She also loves to fish and makes a damn fine poke. Nicole is diving head-first into growing SAR11 and all the fun that entails. She will also be throwing a lot of technology at this project, including FACS, nanoSIMS, and more, so stay tuned for updates. We’re excited to have you join the team Nicole and looking forward to your discoveries!