Dr. Suzanne Dufour
Position: Assistant Professor in Biology
Suzanne Dufour is a new faculty member in the Biology Department at Memorial University.
She received her PhD from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, where she studied symbioses between marine bivalves and sulphur-oxidizing bacteria.
She was a post-doctoral researcher at l'Institut des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski and at the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department, McGill University. Her research interests include investigating the biology and sedimentary impacts of burrowing by symbiotic thyasirid bivalves in a variety of organically enriched sediments (coastal bays, fjords, aquaculture sites) and evaluating the relationship between biogenic structures and ecosystem function in marine sedimentary systems.