Surfers have a very intimate connection to the ocean. Their skin is bathed in the rushing tide, and crashing waves send salty seawater into their ears, eyes and throat. Inside and out, they are saturated with diverse molecules and bacteria to which the average person is not exposed. This prompts the question: How do these unique bacteria and chemicals impact human health? Cliff Kapono, UC San Diego chemistry doctoral student, is embarking on a worldwide quest to find out.
The Graduate Division is closed on Friday, October 14th, 2016 for a construction.
We will reopen and resume regular business hours on Monday, October 17th.
Professional Development for Graduate Students and Post-docs