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Independent Investigators

Molly Ahlgren, Ph.D.
Sheldon Jackson College
Biology and ecology of the red sea cucumber(Parastichopus californicus): visceral resorption/regeneration, seasonal population characteristics, feeding, digestion, growth.

Christiane H. Biermann, Ph.D.
Harvard University
Evolution of reproductive barriers and population genetics of gamete recognition proteins in marine invertebrates.    

John R. Blinks, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Washington
Isolation characterization and modification of recombinant photoproteins from Cnidaria.       

Christopher J. Brandon, Ph.D.
Chicago Medical School
Identification of cholinergic neurons in crustacean and molluscan nervous systems.

Lyle L. Britt, M.S.
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Ontogenetic changes in the feeding and vision ecology of larval lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus).

Shaun D. Cain, Ph.D.
University of Washington
The intersection of computers, neurobiology, behavior, and water flow in slugs, squirts, and sponges.

John Campbell, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
The microbial ecology of the marine shoreline.

Virginetta Cannon, Ph.D.
Morehouse College
The expression of genes in Xenopus which produce galectin and integrin.

Wei-Chun Chin, Ph.D.
Florida State University
The role of secretory granules in exocytosis Ca 2+ signaling pathways.

Andrew Christie, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Post-doc research associate assisting Kathy Graubard Appr enticehip Spring 02 - Modulation of Small Neural Circuits

Guy Claireaux, Ph.D.
Centre de Recherche
Faculty for Fish Swimming course in Summer 2002.

Roger deRoos, Ph.D.
Skagit Valley College
Faculty for Skagit Valley College. Spiny dogfish shark - (1) energy sources; (2) physiological situations that alter the fuels used; (3) neurohormonal regulation.

Megan N. Dethier, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Shoreline habitat classification and the design of monitoring programs. Effects of stress on growth and reproduction of intertidal algae.    

Paolo Domenici, Ph.D.
International Marine Center
Faculty for Fish Swimming course in Summer 2002.

Eliot G. Drucker, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Hydrodynamics of fish locomotion and evolution of aquaticpropulsor anatomy. Blinks Mentor in Summer 2002.

David O. Duggins, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Population biology and biomechanics of kelps.  

James E. Eckman, Ph.D.
Office of Naval Research
Fate of kelp biomass and detutus in waters of San Juan Archipelago.

Steve Emerson
University of Washington

Richard B. Emlet, Ph.D.
University of Oregon
Evolutionary ecology of invertebrate larvae and juveniles.

Rob Fitch, Ph.D.
Wenatchee Valley College
Visiting field trip.

John Fleckenstein
Washington Dept of Natural Resources
Investigation of butterfly populations on FHL campus.

Victoria Foe, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Dynamics and function of actin and microtubules in cell shape changes and cytokinesis during early development of marine invertebrates.

Gary L. Freeman, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin
Signal transduction and regional specification events during metamorphosis of larvae.

William N. Frost, Ph.D.
The Chicago Medical School
Behavioral and electrophysiological studies of decision-making and learning in the marine mollusk Tritonia diomedea.

Paul Gabrielson, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
Faculty , Marine Algae Summ. B '02. Wife = Mary; kids Abbie and Sarah.

Perry Gayaldo, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Research Apprenticeship in Ecosystem Analysis for Preserve Management and Planning, Spring 2002.

Sal Genovese, Ph.D.
Northeastern University
Coordinator for East/West Program.

Sophie B. George, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University
Response of echinoderm larvae to sudden changes in salinity.

Aubrey Gorbman, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Studies of echinoderm larvae.

Albert M. Gordon, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Understanding how calcium regulates muscle contraction.

Katherine Graubard, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Spring 2002 Faculty

Gary Greene, Ph.D.
California State University
Use of multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data to investigate habitat (bottomfish, mammals, inverts, etc.) and marine geology within the San Juan Islands and the adjacent transboundary region between the U.S. and Canada. 

Peter Grobe
Freie Universitat, Berlin

Daniel Grunbaum, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Spatial ecology of colonial marine invertebrates and zooplankton. Faculty Summ. B '02

Don Gunderson, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Research Apprentice team investigating Marine Fish Ecology.

Kenneth Halanych, Ph.D.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Exploring the origins of segmentation and evolutionary history of marine annelids with genome-enabled technologies.

Roxanne Hamilton, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Spring 2002 - Faculty

Mike Hart, Ph.D.
Dalhousie University
Faculty for Marine Invertebrate Zoology 2000, 2002.

Seiji Hayashi, Ph.D.
Nagoya University
Origen of Japanese Marine fauna, using molecular phylogenetic analysis.

Brian Helmuth, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Thermal stress of intertidal organisms.

Colin Hermans, Ph.D.
Structure of marine invertebrates.

Jason Hodin, Ph.D.
Seattle University
The mechanistic basis of lecithotrophy in echinoderms: parallel or convergent evolution.

James T. Hollibaugh
University of Georgia

Michael Horn
California State University, Fullerton

Jeffery Hughey, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Marine Botany course in Spring 2002.

Micha Ilan, Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University
examination of marine photosynthetic sponges, determination of sponge photobiont types, and importance of this symbiotic relationship

Fumio Iwata, DSc.
Hokkaido University
Taxonomic studies on new species of nemerteans from Friday Harbor.

Jeffrey S. Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Resource partitioning and feeding performance among sympatric juvenile surfperches (Embiotocidae).

Peter A. Jumars, Ph.D.
University of Maine
Analyze digestion in deposit feeders through a combination of kinetic constraints based on reactor theory with in vivo and in vitro measurements.

Stephen C. Kempf, Ph.D.
Auburn University
Structure and function of the apical sensory organ in larval molluscs and other invertebrate species.

Terrie Klinger, Ph.D.
Friday Harbor Laboratories
Evolution and ecology of complex algal life histories and marine conservation biology.

Alan Kohn, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Systematics of local marine invertebrates.

Michal Kowalewski, Ph.D.
Virginia Polytechnic State University
Faculty for Paleobiology: Invert Taphonomy in Summer 2002.

Eugene Kozloff, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Differentiation dedifferentiation and redifferentiation of an acoel flatworm and acoel fauna of the region.

Michael LaBarbera, Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Faculty, Paleobiology: Invert Taphonomy

Charlie Lambert, Ph.D.
UW-Friday Harbor Laboratories
The role of ascidian follicle cells in maturation and fertilization. Faculty - Comparative Invertebrate Embryology.

Gretchen Lambert, M.S.
UW-Friday Harbor Laboratories
The taxonomy of ascidians of the NE Pacific including recently introduced non-native species, and the indigenous and non-indigenous ascidians of Guam.

Sandra Lindstrom
University of British Columbia

Yajuan Liu, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Roger Longley, Ph.D.
Pacific Sciences Institute
Development of serotonergic neurons.

George Mackie, Ph.D.
University of Victoria
Analysis of feeding circuitry in Aglantha.

Dina Mandoli, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Research Apprentice team investigating the development and morphogenesis of the giant unicellular tropical alga, Acetabularia, and finding genes that are developmentally regulated and/or determine cell shape.

William N. McFarland, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Visual ecology of fishes.

Tammy McGovern, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Determining whether gender differences in cloning are common among clonal marine invertebrates and the influence of such differences on sex ratios in those species. Investigation of of the trade-offs between clonal and sexual reproduction.

Robert W. Meech, Ph.D.
University of Bristol
Electrophysiology of swimming in the jellyfish Aglantha digitale.  

Bruce Miller, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Research Apprenticeship in Marine Fish Ecology in Autumn 2002.

Claudia E. Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Biology of medusae, ctenophores, and siphonophores and blooms and invasions in changing ocean ecosystems.

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida
1) Nitric oxide signalling in simpler nervous systems 2) Comparative neurogenomics

Edwin M. Munro, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Cellular cytoskeletal and mechanical bases for morphogenesis.   

James Murray, Ph.D.
University of Central Arkansas
Neural correlates of tidal flow orientation behavior in the nudibranch Tritonia.

Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for East-West Program and NSF Chautuaqua course. Research coordination for Joint Effort to Monitor the Straits project.

Tigran P. Norekian, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Neuronal mechanisms of the feeding arousal in the predatory pteropod mollusc Clione limacina.

Charles O'Kelly, Ph.D.
Bigelow Laboratory Of Ocean Studies
Faculty - Marine Algae course in Summer 2002. Taxonomy and phylogenetic investigations of microalgae and protozoa, with special emphasis on smaller green algae and amoebae.

Garry Odell, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Research Apprenticeship in cell biology and morphogenesis in Acetabularia. Director of Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories.

Shigeko Ooishi, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Taxonomy of copepods associated with ascidians.

Joann J. Otto, Ph.D.
Purdue University
Actin-fascin interactions in filopodia of sea urchin coelomocytes.  

Dianna K. Padilla, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook
Ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphological traits and conditions under which they can be adaptive.

Mario Pamatmat, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University
A theory of ecosystem energetics that is in accord with new knowledge about all the processes involved in oxygen dynamics.

Galina A. Pavlova, Ph.D.
A.N. Belozersky Institute of Physico Chemical Biology, Moscow
Development of intracellular etched silicon microelectrodes.

Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Marine Invertebrate Zoology course in Summer 2002. The ecology and evolution of host-use patterns in symbiotic polychaetes. Faculty - Marine Invertebrate Zoology

Anthony Pires, Ph.D.
Dickinson College
The neural control of settlement and metamorphosis in larvae of marine invertebrates.

Robert D. Podolsky, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina
Protection against physical stresses for embryos developing in intertidal habitats.

Ion R. Popescu, Ph.D.
Chicago Medical School
Differences in behaviors reflected in the properties of two overlapping neural circuits.

Ivan Quesada, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Physical-chemical properties of intracellular polyanionic networks and their role in cellular processes.

Sarah Reichard, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Visiting field trip.

Ellis B. Ridgway, Ph.D.
Medical College of Virginia
The role of calcium transients in muscle contraction.

Scott Santagata, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Metamorphosis of marine invertebrate larvae

Richard A. Satterlie, Ph.D.
Arizona State University
Control of lomocotory speed in the pteropod mollusc Clione limacina.  

Mark Schmeeckle, Ph.D.
Florida State University
Visualizuation experiments of the entrainment and disentrainment of suspended sediment by turbulence structures with high-speed video and a high-power, infrared, laser-diode light sheet. 

Daniel Schneider, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Larval ecology and population dynamics of the zebra mussel

Allen W. Schuetz, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Hormone signal transduction mechanisms in starfish gonads.

Robert Self, M.S.
University of Washington
Acoustic remote-sensing of soft-bottom benthic environments. Benthic deposit-feeder strategies for enhancing gut-juice nutrient concentration.    

Shawn Shellito
University of Maine
Analyze digestion in deposit feeders through a combination of kinetic constraints based on reactor theory with in vivo and in vitro measurements.  

Ronald L. Shreve, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Investigation of the role of turbulence structure in bedload transport of clastic sediment using high-speed cinematography.

Irina Sinakevitch, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Comparative anatomy and neurotransmitter immunohistochemistry in optic lobes of different arthropod classes.        

Craig Staude, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Systematics and biology of gammaridean amphipods and leptostracans.

John Steffensen, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen
Faculty for Fish Swimming course in Summer 2002.

Megumi Strathmann, M.S.
University of Washington
Re-evaluation of Northeast Pacific species of the seastar genus Henricia. Long-lived veligers of Fusitriton oregonensis.

Richard Strathmann, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Modes of development of marine invertebrates. Evolution of development rates. Faculty Summ. B '02 

Steve Stricker, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
The role of calcium during oocyte maturation and fertization.

Adam Summers, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine
Locomotor constraints and opportunities presented by a cartilagious skeleton. Blinks Mentor in Summer 2002.

Billie Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Faculty for Comparative Invertebrate Embryology. Conducted research on the evolution of development in deuterostomes.

Breck Tyler, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Faculty for East / West Program and Chautauqua Program.

Pedro Verdugo, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Carbon cycling in the ocean.

George von Dassow, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Dynamics and function of actin and microtubules in cell shape changes and cytokinesis during early development of marine invertebrates.

William W. Ward, Ph.D.
Center for Research & Education in Bioluminescence & Biotechnology

John Wares
University of California, Davis

Arthur Whiteley, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Whiteley Center oversight.

J. Richard Whittaker, Ph.D.
University of New Brunswick
Selected histospecific tissue protein expressions (neural endodermal and muscle) in larvae of Oikopleura dioica (Urochordata Appendicularia) and Ciona intestinalis (Urochordata Ascidiacea).

William Wilcock, Ph.D.
University of Washington

Mark Wilkinson, Ph.D.
National Research Council of Canada
Bioinformatics, focussing on information visualization, structure, and distribution methodologies; ontologies and controlled vocabularies; annotation

Dennis Willows, Ph.D.
University of Washington
New silicon technologies to record from the nervous systems of freely behaving animals.

Sylvia B. Yamada, Ph.D.
Oregon State University
Life history of predatory crabs (Cancer productus, Cancer oregonenis, Cancer magister) invasion biology of the European Green Crab Carcinus maenas.

Craig M. Young, Ph.D.
University of Oregon
Faculty for Larval Biology course in Summer 2002.

Russel L. Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California
Culture of the cyphonautes larva of an unidentified ctenostome of the genus Alcyonidium to determine the plesiomorphic functional and morphological attributes of this bryozoan larval form.

 

Student Investigators and RAs in 2002

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Jessica Alexander
University of Central Arkansas
Working with Jim Murray, Summer 02, in determining the neural correlates of tidal flow orientation behavior in the nudibranch Titonia.

Jonathan D. Allen, B.S.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Larval biology and life history evolution in echinoderms.

Michael Baltzley, B.S.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Tritonia diomedea central nervous system's control of the beating rate of foot cilia.

Jeff Blackwell
University of Central Arkansas
Working with Dr. Jim Murray in in determining which brain cells in Tritonia are resposible for sensing water flow.

Susan Brady, M.S.
University of Washington
Lab technician for Dr. Richard Strathmann.

Kevin H. Britton-Simmons, B.S.
University of Chicago
The ecology of biological invasions.

Cynthia Catton, B.S.
University of Washington
TA - ZooBots 2002

Daniel Cooper, B.S.
University of Washington
Effects of marine protected areas on fish population reproductive potential

Jonathan Cowart, B.S.
University of Florida
Parthenogenesis, fertilization, and development in the seastar Pteraster tesselatus.  

Maria Do, B.S.
University of Washington
RA for Research Apprentice team investigating Ecosystem Analysis for Preserve Management and Planning, Spring 02.

Cristen Don, B.S.
University of Washington
Conducting bird & marine protected area surveys for my master's thesis with Dr. Rich Osborne & Kari Koski from The Whale Museum.

Renate Eberl, B.S.
University of Washington
TA for Zoo-Bots

Eric Edsinger-Gonzales, B.S.
Smithsonian Marine Station
Development of ventral axis specification and its evolution within the spiralia. Ph.D. to be completed in January 2003. To serve as Billie Swalla's post-doc starting in Jan 03; could have other appmt before then.

Candice Erdmann
Colorado College
Blinks Scholar working with Shaun Cain on neuroscience of Tritonia.

Julia Fulmer
University of Washington
The dispersal patterns of larval fishes in the context of Marine reserves.

Amy Gray
Georgia Southern University
Blinks Scholar working with Terrie Klinger-Evolution and ecology of complex algal life histories and marine conservation biology.

Jake Gregg, B.S.
University of Washington
RA to Bruce Miller's Research Apprentice Team in Marine Fish Ecology.

Jamila Harris, B.S.
Oakwood College
Blinks Scholar working with Dr. Billie Swalla in Summer 2002.

Michelle Herko, B.S.
University of Washington
Lab Tech w/ Pedro Verdugo. RA for Verdugo's Research Apprentice team investigating oceanic self-assembling biopolymers.

Andreas Heyland, B.S.
University of Florida
The role of thyroid hormones in evolution of developmental patterns in echinoderms.

Karen Hinkley, B.S.
University of Washington

Jennifer R. Hoffman, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Effects of and defenses against UV radiation in marine invertebrate embryos and larvae and in the spores and zygotes of macroalgae.

Sofia Hussain, B.S.
University of South Florida
Blinks Scholar working with Dr. Christiane Biermann on genetic population structure of urchins.

Alana Hysert
University of Washington

Molly Jacobs, B.S.
University of Washington
Modes of development in marine invertebrates particularly the evolution of coloniality in ascidians.

Janine S. Kido, B.A.
University of Washington
distribution, abundaance and recruitment of larvae and how these relate to Marine Protected Areas

Lori Krueger, B.S.
University of Washington
RA for Research Apprentice Team investigating the cell biology and morphogenesis in Acetabularia.

Mike Lakeman, B.S.
University of Washington
TA for Marine Botany course in summer 2002.

Nick Lowry, B.S.
University of Washington
RA for Research Apprenticeship investigating Marine Fish Ecology in Autumn 2002.

Gabriela Martinez, B.S.
University of New Hampshire
Blinks Scholar working with Drs. Adam Summers and Eliot Drucker on fin design and locomotion.

Katie McDonald, B.S.
University of Washington
Assessing the risks that invertebrate larvae run as they develop through settlement.

Deborah McEdward, B.S.
University of Florida
RA to Jonathan Cowart during Summer 2002.

Evgenia Megalou , B.S.
The Chicago Medical School
Neuronal basis of swimming and learning in the marine mollusk Tritonia diomedea

Benjamin G. Miner, B.S.
University of Florida
TA - Session A 2002 Ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity in echinoid larvae.

Yale Passamaneck, B.S.
Massachussets Institute of Technology
Genomic organization and developmental expression of bryozoan HOX genes.

Jacob Penniman
Dickinson College
The neural control of settlement and metamorphosis in larvae of marine invertebrates.

James Perry, B.S.
University of Washington
TA for Fish Swimming course in Summer 2002. 

Thomas J. Pirtle, M.S.
Arizona State University
Cellular properties of isolated swim internerrons of clione limacina

Margaret Pizer, B.A.
Duke University
The evolution of metamorphosis in echinoderms: class level comparison of the development of adult structures

Marney C. Pratt, B.A.
Duke University
Wainwright Scholar - Effects of flow velocity on the feeding success, growth, and survival in erect verus encrusting bryozoans.               

Alexander Primus, M.S.
University of Texas, Austin
Development and evolution of regulatory interactions.

Yasmin Rahman, B.S.
University of California, Riverside
Blinks Scholar working with Dr. Richard Strathmann on reproductive success as a function of scarcity of sites for egg deposition.

Roger Redondo, B.S.
University of Central Arkansas
The role of pedal 3 motoneuron in turning while crawling in the free moving slug nudibranch Tritonia diomedia. RA to Jim Murray.

Virginia Rich, B.S.
University of Washington
Research technician with Drs. Victoria Foe and Garry Odell.

Tom Rothfus, B.S.
University of Chicago
TA for Paleobiology: Invertebrate Taphonomy course.

Daniela Schiopu, M.S.
Georgia Southern University
Blinks Scholar working with Dr. Sophie George on the effect of salinity on echinoderm larvae.

Kristin M. Sherrard, M.S.
University of Chicago
Effect of scaling factors on performance and survival in a suspension-feeding marine invertebrate.

Kathryn Sobocinski, B.S.
University of Washington
RA for Research Apprentice team investigating Marine Fish Ecology, Autumn 2002.

Laura Steindler
Tel Aviv University
Examination of marine photosynthetic sponges, determination of sponge photobiont types, and importance of this symbiotic relationship.

Nan Trowbridge, B.S.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Exploring the origins of segmentation and evolutionary history of marine annelids with genome-enabled technologies. RA to Ken Halanych

Andres Vidal Gadea
University of Victoria
Blinks Scholar working with Dr. Shaun Cain: the intersection of computers, neurobiology, behavior, and water flow in slugs, squirts, and sponges.

Michelangelo von Dassow, B.S.
University of California, Berkeley
How physical processes influence development & behavior.

Peter von Dassow, B.S.
University of California, San Diego
Collect specimens of live planktonic dinoflagellates Noctiluca scintillans and Ceratium fusus using daily plankton tows from FHL dock.

Lucie Weis, B.S.
University of Washington
Dispersal patterns of larval fishes in the context of marine reserves.

Megan Wilson, B.S.
University of Washington
RA - Hamilton/Gayaldo

Melissa Wilson, B.S.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Long-term monitoring of intertidal communities in CA & OR; impact of black abalone die-offs due to withering syndrome on intertidal community structure; effect of Sargassum muticum on tidepool community structure.

Owen Woodward, B.S.
University of Washington
Immunofluorescence studies and neurobiology of Tritonia diomedea.

Russell Wyeth, B.S.
Friday Harbor Labs
Field behavioral studies and implantable computers in brain of Tritonia diomedea.