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Kyarii Ramarui

  • KRamarui NOAA-EPP LMRCSC Doctoral Fellow 
    Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine & Environmental Science
    University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-IMET


    Kyarii is a PhD student in the MEES graduate program at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science-Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (UMCES-IMET). She is working in Dr. Yantao Li's lab studying algal biology and biotechnology. Specifically, her research focuses on the green microalga, Haematococcus pluvialis, and investigating ways to cultivate this species on an industrial scale for antioxidant production. Kyarii earned her BS and MS in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).


    Thematic Area: Seafood, Nutrition, Aquaculture, and Pathology (SNAP)


    NERTO Project Title:  TBD

    NOAA Mentor: Dr. Gary Wikfors

    Academic Advisor: Dr. Yantao Li


    Publications/Presentations

    1. Ramarui, K. (2019) Improving Haematococcus pluvialis growth and astaxanthin production through chemical mutagenesis. Presented at the MEES Colloquium at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, Baltimore, MD, October 4-5, 2019. 3-minute oral presentation.
    2. Ramarui, K. (2019) Improving Haematococcus pluvialis growth and astaxanthin production through chemical mutagenesis. LMRCSC Student Seminar Series, January 15, 2020. Virtual oral presentation.



  • NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Lead Institution)
    (410) 651-7870
    Award numbers: FY 2016 Award #NA16SEC4810007 
    Funding Agency: NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI)
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