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Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Dr. H. Dail Laughinghouse

Applied Phycology

Dr. Laughinghouse is a broadly trained phycologist working with both basic and applied algal research from Tropical to Polar Regions. His background includes systematics, ecology, HABs, cyanotoxins, phycoremediation, biofuels, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Some of the current research in the Laughinghouse Lab focuses on diversity and toxicity of cyanobacteria, environmental influences on macroalgae and microbial photoautotrophs, novel applied uses for algae, bioremediation, and the detection and effects of bioactive compounds. Research on testing different algal treatment methods with the industry is ongoing in the lab where Dr. Laughinghouse uses different approaches, bridging chemistry, genetics, diversity, and environment. The Laughinghouse Lab is always welcome to new ideas and collaborative research

Assistant Professor

3205 College Avenue
Davie West
Davie, FL 33314
Phone: 954-577-6382

Research Program

Extension Program

  • Education
    • Postdoc  Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, University of Maryland, Rockville, MD USA
    • Postdoc  The University Centre in Svalbard, Longyearbyen Norway
    • Postdoc   Smith College, Northampton, MA USA
    • Postdoc   Université de Liège, Liège Belgium
    • Ph.D.   Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA 2012
    • B.S.   Biological Sciences, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul, Santa Cruz do Sul, RS Brazil  2007