University of Southern California

About the Blog Authors

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Lead blogger Donal Manahan is director of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He is the creator and leader of the annual International Graduate Training Course in Antarctic Marine Biology, an exceptionally selective program for young polar scientists funded by the National Science Foundation.

Professor Manahan is an authority on animal physiology and metabolism, particularly in extreme environments. It was this interest that led to his frequent expeditions to Antarctica and to his idea for the first training course for young scientists based on the southernmost continent.

Several faculty and student participants in the training course will also blog about their first encounters with the marine life and forbidding climate of Antarctica.

For more information, visit the lab’s Web site or Manahan’s biography page.