College of Arts and Sciences

Biological Sciences, Provost's Office, Water Institute


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Dr. Patricia Sobecky is a professor of biological sciences who also serves as an associate provost and the director of the UA Water Institute. She has authored more than 60 scientific publications, been awarded more than $8 million in extramural research funding, served as chief scientist for oceanographic research cruises in the Gulf of Mexico, and she is an editor for the international journal FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Dr. Sobecky is funded by The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative to assess impact, recovery, and restoration efforts following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.