Melissa Duhaime, Ph.D.

Melissa Duhaime, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology




University of Michigan
1018 C.C. Little Building
1100 N. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005


Dr. Duhaime uses (meta)genomic tools to investigate two realms of marine microbiology: (1) ocean plastic-microbe associations and the role of microbes in the fate of marine plastics, and (2) the evolution and ecology of ocean viruses and their microbial hosts, at both the community and single isolate level. Bioinformatic applications include developing strategies to manage large amounts of environmental sequence data, from database design to assemblies and high-throughput functional annotations.

Research Area: 
Statistical and Bioinformatics Applications and Software
Proteomics and Metabolomics
Molecular Biology
Evolutionary and Population Genetics
Databases and Computing