Curtis Suttle


Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Botany, Microbiology & Immunology, Institute for the Oceans & Fisheries

Faculty of Science

Curtis Suttle’s research focuses on viruses and their diversity, evolution, and function in the global system, with an emphasis on the oceans. The work ranges from the discovery and characterization of viruses isolated from lakes and oceans to quantifying the role of viruses in microbial mortality and nutrient cycling. The techniques employed vary from metagenomic analysis of microbial communities to oceanographic sampling. Recent projects include the isolation and characterization of novel microbial pathogens from marine and freshwaters, investigations of microbial pathogens of shellfish and salmon, and the development of new techniques to estimate microbial diversity and virus-mediated mortality.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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