Audio/Visual Media

Largest marine biorepository finds home at Northeastern, Northeastern University, March 2014

Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern University, Northeastern University, March 2014

Sir Richard Roberts Lecture at Northeastern University, Northeastern University, March 2014

WGBH’s Greater Boston visits Nahant to learn more about the Marine Science Center and Ocean Genome Legacy, February 2014

“Nautilus Live – BEHIND THE SCIENCE – Dr. Dan Distel”, ExplorationNowLive, August 26, 2013.

Print Media

“Researchers collecting DNA from the ocean’s depths,” The Boston Globe, April 17, 2014

“Why bacteria are beautiful, and why we need them,” news@Northeastern, March 25, 2014

“New England Biolabs chief scientific officer joins Northeastern University faculty,” The Boston Globe, February 20, 2014

“Q&A with Sir Richard J. Roberts,” The Huntington News, February 6, 2014

“Rare biorepository finds new home at Marine Science Center,” Northeastern News, August 6, 2013.

“Rare collection that may hold key to ocean’s biggest mysteries looks to expand in new waterfront home”, PR Newswire, July 16, 2013.

“Academy of Natural Sciences shells out family fun in malacology exhibit”, The Triangle – The Independent Student Newspaper at Drexel University, October 26, 2012.

“Shipworm enzyme could produce cellulosic ethanol”, Ethanol Producer Magazine, October 10, 2008.

“Biofuel’s Holy Grail: shipworms?”, The Perch,, October 9, 2008.

“Discovering Drugs and Biofuels in Tropical Seas”, Oregon Health and Science University, October 7, 2008.

“Why Sequence the Shipworm Microbes?”, Joint Genome Institute, July 10, 2008.

“Clams Convert Air Into Food”, NSF Discovery, January 10, 2008.

“Clams Make Food from Thin Air”, Oceanography, Ripple Marks, December 2007.

“Sizing Up the Uncultivated Majority”, Science Magazine Perspectives, September 14, 2007.

“Genome research foundation sets sights on the seas”, Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology, March 24-30, 2006.

“Gambling in the deep sea”, EMBO reports V. 7, No. 1, (Jan. 7) 2006.

“Sea quest” in “The Observer”, The Boston Sunday Globe, July 24, 2005.

“Diving for ocean genomes”, Bio-IT World, October 10, 2003.

“DNA of the deep: Algae expert aims to archive ocean”, Genome Technology, July 2003.

Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth, by Alanna Mitchell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.