Harriet Alexander


I am a lesbian and I am a biological oceanographer.//


I am a scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). My lab works to better characterize the interplay of physiological ecology and diversity in the ocean with a focus on eukaryotic plankton. I work to leverage meta-omic data to derive insights into the diversity and function of these ecosystems.

Before working at WHOI I was a postdoc at UC Davis working on computational biology. I hold a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the MIT-WHOI Joint Program and a BA in Biological Sciences from Wellesley College.