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Max H. Hommersand

Professor (Emeritus)

Contact Information

Office: 407 Coker Hall
Email: hommersand[at]
Office Phone: (919) 962-6938

Hommersand Lab Website

Research Description


Max Hommersand’s area of research is the morphology, systematics and biography of the marine algae, with emphasis on the red algae. He has a world-wide collection of over thirty thousand specimens of marine algae for use in developmental studies. Research facilities include a Zeiss photomicroscope for light microscopy, three large culture rooms for growing algae, and other facilities for investigating the evolutionary biology and phylogeny of the marine algae.