Kristina Alyssa Rolison

Staff Scientist
Biosciences and Biotechnology Division
Phone: +19254236043


M.S. Biological Oceanography, Florida State University, 2013

B.S. Biological Science, U.C. Santa Barbara, 2008

Research Interests

Algal biofuel technology and processes:

  • Beneficial co-culture to reduce predation
  • Algal growth optimization

Analytical measurements related to algal culture:

  • Lipid and protein extraction and quantification
  • Microscopy
  • Fluorescence
  • DNA extraction, library prep

Cultivating microalgae and bacteria for studies in symbiosis.

Wastewater treatment using microorganisms and bioremediation.


Master's Thesis: Growth Optimization of Microalgae on Treated Wastewater Effluent

Chen, Chyi-Shin, Tachea, Firehiwot, Brown, Sarah, Coffman, Philip, Tanjore, Deepti, Gregg, Allison, Rolison-Welch, Kristina, Shirazi, Fatemeh, He, Qian, and Sun, Ning. Novel Biocatalytic Platform for Ethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Feedstock. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi: 10.2172/1422545.

Ly, A., Rolison, K.A., Mayali, X.,and Samo, T.J. (2019). Destressing biofuel microalgae: Leveraging beneficial microbiomes to alleviate harmful conditions that reduce algal growth. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA.