Roxanne Beinart is an assistant professor at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. Her laboratory studies the effects of marine microbial symbioses on ecosystem-level processes using an integrative approach that brings together insights from physiological experiments, molecular-based ’omics tools, physicochemical measurements, and community surveys. Research in the Beinart Lab describes the mechanistic links among symbiont physiology, ecological processes, and biogeochemical cycles, with the ultimate goal of advancing knowledge of the function and significance of microbes in marine ecosystems. Beinart received a B.S. in biology from Cornell University in 2006 and a Ph.D. in biology from Harvard University in 2014. Before coming to URI, she carried out postdoctoral research at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as a National Science Foundation Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow and a WHOI Coastal Ocean Institute Scholar.