Byron Sherwood

House Fellow

Dr. Byron Sherwood is a Senior Fellow in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. His research looks at how bacteria rule the world, specifically, their role in structuring aquatic ecosystems and global nutrient and carbon cycles. He teaches Microbiology lecture and laboratory, Field Studies in Aquatic Microbial Ecology, and beginning Fall 2019 will be teaching a new Penn Global Seminar Field Studies in Tropical Biodiversity and Concervation. 

Byron earned a BS in Biology from the University of New Hampshire in 2005, a PhD in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in 2014, then continued his training as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education at the University of Hawaii for three years.

Byron and his wife, Katie (also a Gregory College House Fellow), joined the faculty in the Department of Biology in 2017, and joined the Gregory College House community in 2018. They have three children; Dylan Rose (4 y), and Marley (1 y). They love the outdoors, the ocean, gardening, cooking, BBQ, good food, and music. Come by any time to talk story or share recipes!

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