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Studying One of the World’s Smallest Predators

Biologist Jean-Philippe Gibert explains why he studies protists, the unicellular creatures that like to eat, a lot!

Jean-Philippe Gibert is an assistant professor of biology at Duke. He studies protists, single-cell organisms that are not fungi, bacteria, or archaea. He uses his lab's mathematical modeling and experimental studies to predict protists’ responses to climate change. Find out why Gibert is fascinated by these microscopic organisms and how they could respond to a rapidly warming planet.

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