Jeremy Goldbogen (left), Manfredi Manizza, and Yoshihiro Kanek0 are the newest additions to the Scripps Postdoc Scholar Program.
New Postdocs Join Scripps
Scripps welcomes three new faces to the
Scripps Postdoc Scholar Program
Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, San Diego
institutional postdoc program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San
Diego continues to bring fresh, young talent to bolster the Scripps research
enterprise. Postdocs are recent Ph.D. graduates who play critical roles as
experienced, productive members of Scripps research teams.
continued institutional funding for these positions is notable because
postdoctoral employee recruitment is typically funded entirely by the
scientists who seek them, diverting support money from already limited research
recruitment of bright young minds to strengthen Scripps’ scientific
contributions to society and the environment remains a top priority,” said
Scripps Director Tony Haymet. “Postdocs play an increasingly vital role in our
institution’s research advances.”
newest institutionally funded postdocs are Manfredi Manizza, who works with
Ralph Keeling in biogeochemistry; Jeremy Goldbogen, who works with John
Hildebrand and Paul Ponganis in biological oceanography; and Yoshihiro Kaneko,
who works with Yuri Fialko in geophysics. Each new recruit is bringing new
energy and ideas to the ocean and earth science research being conducted in their
is studying how greenhouse gases from the atmosphere are absorbed, circulated,
and released in ocean water, particularly in the Southern Ocean. His research
is providing insight into how the movement of gas-enriched seawater in this
area may affect climate as a system and also influence CO2
sequestration technology, with which some countries hope to limit global
warming by forcing the gas into chambers beneath the earth’s surface.
part of the Hildebrand and Ponganis research teams, Goldbogen is measuring
heart rate in blue whales. His goal is to better understand why heart rates
slow most when they are feeding, a particularly high-energy activity for these
massive marine mammals. Goldbogen is a former Scripps graduate student and is
happy to be returning to Scripps as a postdoctoral researcher.
“I'm excited to bring my expertise in organismal physiology back
to Scripps and engage both biological and physical oceanographers alike,” said
Goldbogen. “Scripps is one of the few institutions in the world where this type
of interdisciplinary research can be done, especially on large aquatic
“I am very excited
about being a part of Scripps where a number of researchers from a variety of
disciplines interact,” said Kaneko.
is working with Scripps professor Yuri Fialko conducting observational and modeling research to better understand earthquake
processes and seismic hazards to answer questions such as why small earthquakes
become large. He was especially attracted to
Scripps because his geophysics research focus fits well with that of other
Scripps scientists also engaged in earthquake studies.