University of South Carolina

Peng Lab in Marine Microbial Ecology


Xuefeng "Nick" Peng

Assistant Professor, School of Earth, Ocean and Environment

Ph.D. in Geosciences, Princeton University
B.A. in Environmental Studies, Connecticut College
B.A. in Economics, Connecticut College

CV, Google Scholar


Madeleine Thompson

Madeleine received her B.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. She likes to travel and scuba dive. She also loves to cook and adventure outdoors!

Email: mat19@email.sc.edu


Birch Lazo-Murphy

Birch received his B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University. He enjoys cooking, painting, and staying active by biking, skating, or playing soccer.

Email: birchl@email.sc.edu



Samantha Larson

Samantha is an Honors College junior with a major in Environmental Science. She is the captain of the Quidditch team at the University of South Carolina.


Dylan Lane

Dylan is an Honors College senior with a major in Biology. He enjoys fishing, hiking, interacting with wildlife, and anything else around nature. At home, he enjoys live music, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.


Sydney Staines

Sydney is an Honors College sophomore with a major in Marine Science.