Marine biogeochemist Julia Diaz has joined the faculty of the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography in Savannah as an assistant professor.
Diaz is the daughter of Julian Diaz III of Lula.
Diaz graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in biology and went on to earn her doctorate in earth and atmospheric sciences from Georgia Tech. She conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Diaz’s research examines how the chemistry and microbiology of the oceans shape each other and ultimately how this interaction affects ecosystem health from local to global scales.