Dr. Alle Lie
Dr. Alle Lie is a Senior Research Technician in the Biogeochemistry Department who specializes in planktonic protistan ecology. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on using molecular methods for studying protistan diversity and ecology. Before joining SCCWRP, she was a project manager at an environmental consulting company where she developed an interest in harmful algal blooms mitigation. She received her B.S. and M.Phil. in biology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and she received her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Southern California in 2017. She joined SCCWRP in 2022.
Ph.D., biology, Marine Biology & Biological Oceanography, University of Southern California, 2017
M.Phil., biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2008
B.S., biology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2006
Honors & Awards
Katrina Edwards Memorial Dissertation Award, USC, 2017
Turner Designs Student Travel Stipend Awards, 2017
Dissertation Completion Fellowship, USC, 2016 – 2017
William E. Trusten Award in Biological Sciences, USC, 2013
Biological Sciences Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, USC, 2013
College Doctoral Fellowship, USC, 2010
Chung Chi College Mr. Ho Tim Memorial Scholarship, CUHK, 2005/2006
Dean’s Honors List, CUHK, 2006
Bank of East Asia Golden Jubilee Scholarship, 2004/2005
Chung Chi College Ginling-Reeves Scholarship, CUHK, 2004/2005
Dean’s Honors List, CUHK, 2005
Biology Advanced Training and Stipend Scheme Award, 2004
Dean’s Honors List, CUHK, 2004
Selected Presentations and Conference Proceedings
Lie, A.A.Y., Liu, Z., Terrado, R., Tatters, A.O., Heidelberg, K.B., Caron, D.A. Bacterivory enhances the phototrophic capabilities of an obligate phototrophic Ochromonas sp. (Chrysophyta). The American Society of Limnology & Oceanography (Honolulu, USA), 2017 Mar. Poster Presentation.
Lie, A.A.Y., Liu, Z., Terrado, R., Tatters, A.O., Heidelberg, K.B., Caron, D.A. Gene expression of a mixotrophic chrysophyte under different resource availability. EMBO: A New Age of Discovery for Aquatic Microeukaryotes (Heidelberg, GER), 2016 Jan. Poster Presentation.
Lie, A.A.Y., Liu, Z., Terrado, R., Heidelberg, K.B., Caron, D.A. Gene expression of a mixotrophic nanoflagellate (Ochromonas, Chrysophyta) utilizing different nutritional modes. Protist 2014 (Banff, CAN), 2014 August. Poster Presentation.
Lie, A.A.Y., Kim, D., Schnetzer, A., Caron, D. Small-scale temporal and spatial variability in protistan community composition at the USC Microbial Observatory station off the coast of southern California. The American Association of Limnology & Oceanography (New Orleans, USA), 2013 Feb. Oral Presentation.
Lie, A.A.Y., Wong, C.K. Microzooplankton grazing on phytoplankton in two bays with different nutrient levels. The American Association of Limnology & Oceanography (Newfoundland, CAN), 2008 Jun. Oral Presentation.
Lie, A.A.Y., Tse, P., Wong, C.K. Diel vertical migration and diel feeding rhythm in Flaccisagitta enflata. The American Association of Limnology & Oceanography (Santa Fe, USA), 2007 Feb. Oral Presentation.
Caron, D.A., Lie, A.A.Y., Buckowski, T., Turner, J., Frabotta, K. In press. The effect of pH and salinity on the toxicity and growth of the golden alga, Prymnesium parvum. Protist.
Smith, J., Lie, A.A.Y., Seubert, E.L., Crowley, N., Robertson, G., Caron, D.A. 2019. Co-occurring dissolved algal toxins observed at multiple coastal sites in southern California via solid phase adsorption toxin tracking. Toxicon, 171:62-65.
Lie, A.A.Y., Liu, Z., Terrado, R., Tatters, A.O., Heidelberg, K.B., Caron, D.A. 2018. A tale of two mixotrophic chrysophytes: Insights into the metabolisms of two Ochromonas species (Chrysophyceae) through a comparison of gene expression. PLoS One, 13: e0192439.
Lie, A.A.Y., Liu, Z., Terrado, R., Tatters, A.O., Heidelberg, K.B., Caron, D.A. 2017. Effect of light and prey availability on gene expression of the mixotrophic chrysophyte, Ochromonas sp. BMC Genomics, 18:163.
Caron, D.A., Gellene, A.G., Smith, J., Seubert, E.L., Campbell, V., Sukhatme, G.S., Seegers, B., Jones, B.H., Lie, A.A.Y., Terrado, R., Howard, M.D.A., Kudela, R.M., Hayashi, K., Ryan, J., Birch, J., Demir-Hilton, E., Yamahara, K., Scholin, C., Mengel, M., Robertson, G. 2017. Response of phytoplankton and bacterial biomass during a wastewater effluent diversion into nearshore coastal waters. Estuarine, Coastal & Shelf Science, 186: 223-236.
Hu, S.K., Liu, Z., Lie, AA.Y., Countway, P.D., Kim, D.Y., Jones, A.J., Gast, R.J., Cary, S.C., Sherr, E.B., Sherr, B.F., Caron, D.A. 2015. Estimating protistan diversity using high-throughput sequencing. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 62:688-693.
Lie, A.A.Y., Liu, Z., Hu, S.K., Jones, A.C., Kim, D.Y., Countway, P.D., Amaral-Zettler, L.A., Cary, S.C., Sherr, E.B., Sherr, B.F., Gast, R.J., Caron, D.A. 2014. Investigating microbial eukaryotic diversity from a global census: Insights from a comparison of pyrotag and full-length sequences of 18S rRNA gene sequences. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 80: 4363-4373.
Lie, A.A.Y., Kim, D., Schnetzer, A., Caron, D. 2013. Small-scale temporal and spatial variations in protistan community composition at the San Pedro Ocean Time-series station off the coast of southern California. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 70: 93-110.
Lie, A.A.Y., Wong, L.C., Wong, C.K. 2013. Phytoplankton community size structure, primary production and copepod production in a subtropical coastal inlet in Hong Kong. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93: 2155-2166.
Tatters, A., Roleda, M., Schnetzer, A., Fu, F., Hurd, C., Boyd, P., Caron, D., Lie, A.A.Y., Hoffmann, L., David, H. 2013. Short-and long-term conditioning of a temperate marine diatom community to acidification and warming. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368: 20120437.
Tatters, A.O., Schnetzer, A., Fu, F., Lie, A.A.Y., Caron, D.A., Hutchins, D.A. 2013. Short- versus long-term responses to changing CO2 in a coastal dinoflagellate bloom: Implications for interspecific competitive interactions and community structure. Evolution, 67:1879-1891.
Lie, A.A.Y., Tse, P., Wong, C.K. 2012. Diel vertical migration and feeding of three species of chaetognaths (Flaccisagitta enflata, Aidanosagitta delicata and Aidanosagitta neglecta) in two shallow, subtropical bays in Hong Kong. Journal of Plankton Research, 34:670-684.
Wong, C.K., Yau, E.Y.W., Lie, A.A.Y. 2012. The seasonal distribution, diel vertical distribution and feeding behavior of Paraeuchaeta concinna in the shallow subtropical coastal waters of eastern Hong Kong. Aquatic Biosystems, 8:28.
Lie, A.A.Y., Wong, C.K., Lam, J.Y.C., Liu, J.H., Yung, Y.K. 2011. Changes in the nutrient ratios and phytoplankton community after declines in nutrient concentrations in a semi-enclosed bay in Hong Kong. Marine Environmental Research, 71: 178-188.
Lie, A.A.Y., Wong, C.K. 2010. Selectivity and grazing impact of microzooplankton on phytoplankton in two subtropical semi-enclosed bays with different chlorophyll concentrations. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 390:149-159.