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Zackary Johnson

Juli Plant Grainger Associate Professor of Biological Oceanography and Marine Biotechnology
Marine Science and Conservation
135 Duke Marine Lab Rd., Duke Marine Laboratory, Beaufort, NC 28516

Selected Grants


REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems

ResearchSenior Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC): Combining biofuel and high-value bioproducts to meet the RFS

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Energy · 2015 - 2022

REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Estuarine and Coastal Marine Systems

ResearchSenior Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC): Combining biofuel and high-value bioproducts to meet the RFS

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Energy · 2015 - 2022

Concentration and dewatering of micro-algal cultures with high throughput ceramic/metal membranes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Molecule Works Inc. · 2019 - 2021

Planning Grant: Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2021

Collaborative Research: Ocean Acidification: microbes as sentinels of adaptive responses to multiple stressors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2019

Large-Scale Production of Fuels and Feed from Marine Microalgae

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Cornell University · 2011 - 2015

Collaborative Research: Seasonal and Decadal Changes in Temperature Drive Prochlorococcus Ecotype Distribution Patterns

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2015

MRI-R-2: Acquisition of High-Speed Sorting Flow Cytometer for Multi-User Environmental Microbiology Research

EquipmentPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2012

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Seed Grant: Building Bridges in Beaufort: A Shoebox Lunch Series to Connect Faculty and BIPOC Community Leaders · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement This project seeks to establish new connections between the Duke University Marine Lab and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) community leaders in Beaufort, NC. A monthly lunch-and-learn for all participants will be supplemented by a final all-hands meeting during Black History Month for a shared meal and storytelling. Invitees, format and assessment metrics will be refined through an initial development period. https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/2021-faculty-advancement-seed-grants-awardees