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Name: Laughinghouse, Haywood
Title: Assistant Professor
Organization: Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Education: Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2012
Office Address: Ft Lauderdale Research and Education Center 3205 College Ave Davie, FL 33314-7719
Email: hlaughinghouse@ufl.edu
Telephone: 954-577-6382


Dr. Laughinghouse is a broadly trained phycologist working with both basic and applied algal research from Tropical to Polar Regions. His background includes systematics, ecology, HABs, cyanotoxins, phycoremediation, biofuels, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Some of the current research in the Laughinghouse Lab focuses on diversity and toxicity of cyanobacteria, environmental influences on macroalgae and microbial photoautotrophs, novel applied uses for algae, bioremediation, and the detection and effects of bioactive compounds. Research on testing different algal treatment methods with the industry is ongoing in the lab where Dr. Laughinghouse uses different approaches, bridging chemistry, genetics, diversity, and environment. The Laughinghouse Lab is always welcome to new ideas and collaborative research.

Keywords: algae and cyanobacteria; algaecides; cyanotoxins; harmful algal blooms; public health; phycology; metagenomics and metatranscriptomics; remediation; systematics; BMPs

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