Postdoctoral Research Associate
Jonathan joined the lab in 2021 after completing a PhD in Oceanography at Rutgers University (2021). Jonathan’s PhD focused on characterizing how phytoplankton optimize light harvesting, energy transfer and energy conversion to fuel growth and primary productivity. In his research, he relied mainly on simultaneous measurements of chlorophyll-a variable fluorescence and picosecond fluorescence lifetimes in laboratory studies and onboard research cruises in the Southern and Atlantic Oceans. His current research in the lab will focus on assessing anthropogenic impacts on biogeochemical and ecological processes in the coastal ocean. Jonathan grew up in Israel where he received his BSc in Marine biotechnology from the Ruppin Academic Center (2014).
Sherman, J., Gorbunov, M. Y., Schofield, O., & Falkowski, P. G. (2020). Photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency in the West Antarctic Peninsula. Limnology and Oceanography, 65, 2912–2925. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11562
Buck, J. M.*, Sherman, J.*, Bártulos, C. R., Serif, M., Halder, M., Henkel, J., Falciatore A., Lavaud J., Gorbunov M.Y., Kroth, P.G., Falkowski, P.G., and Lepetit, B. (2019). Lhcx
proteins provide photoprotection via thermal dissipation of absorbed light in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Nature Communications, 10(1), 4167.
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12043-6. *Equal contribution