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Barry Ache, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory
Cellular mechanisms of phospholipid signaling in olfactory receptor cells.

Steve Acker, Ph.D.
Olympic National Park
The San Juan Island National Historical Park prairie monitoring project will develop and implement protocols to document changes in plant composition and to utilize these data to develop scientifically-based, long-term management guidelines.

Megan Adams, B.S.
University of Victoria , School of Environmental Studies
Quantifying how the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), an exotic species, potentially alters the carrying capacity of inshore marine habitats.

Jonathan Alberts, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Senior Research Associate at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Brian Allen, B.S.
Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Integrated Watershed Sci & Mgmt
Marine invertebrate ecology, predominately in recruitment and community ecology.

David Andrew, B.A.
University of Arizona, Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience
Neurophylogenetic analyses of arthropods, i.e. identifying and characterizing neural structures to be used as characters in phylogenetic reconstructions of arthropod taxa using model based computational methods.

Haroula Argiros, B.S.
New Mexico State University, Biology Department
Evaluating the role of the chromosomal passenger complex and central spindle in sea urchin embryos.

Robin Baird, Ph.D.
Cascadia Research Collective, Department of Psychology
Foraging behavior and foraging ecology of killer whales. Webpage

Loren Ballanti, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Paleophysiology of brachiopods and bivalve molluscs; Permian-Triassic extinction event.

Michael Baltzley, Ph.D.
St. Marhy's College of Maryland
Investigations of the evolution of neural circuits in invertebrate nervous systems.

John Banks, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Insect population dynamics: inverse problem approaches to estimating demographic parameter values.

Michael Barker, Ph.D.
University of Otago, Department of Zoology
The reproductive biology of echinoderms, particularly the role of carotenoid pigments in reproduction and developement.

Russel Barsh, J.D.
Kwiaht, Ctr for Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Distribution of contaminants (pesticides, herbicides, and surfactants) in freshwater and marine ecosystems of San Juan County; trophic ecology of juvenile Pacific salmon in San Juan County nearshore waters (gut contents identification and stable isotope ratio analyses).

Anne Beaudreau, M.S.
University of Washington, Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
Developing field methods to sample lingcod food habits, estimate lingcod consumption rates, estimate lingcod and rockfish population sizes and size-structure.

Bonnie Becker, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Environmental Science
Using novel approaches such as in situ larval culturing and elemental fingerprinting to study the transport and larval duration of marine invertebrates.

Yvonne Beckham, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics
Research Scientist at the Center for Cell Dynamics involved in molecular experiments that are associated with various projects at the center.

Darren Begley, B.S.
University of Washington, Biochemistry Department
Dr. Gabriele Varani Research Group conference.

Jack & Sherry Bell
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Working with scientists on use of high precision liquid chromatography.

William Bement, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Zoology
We will continue our long-running collaboration with the researchers at the CCD to characterize the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie cytokinesis. This summer we will directly assess the role of microtubules in delivering the cytokinetic signal to the cell surface.

Elizabeth Bentley, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
RA for Pelagic Ecosystem Function team in Aut 08.

Christiane Biermann, Ph.D.
Portland State University, Department of Biology
Evolution of reproductive barriers and population genetics of gamete recognition proteins in marine invertebrates. Webpage

Mignonne Bivin, M.S.
North Cascades National Park Service Complex
The goal of San Juan Island National Historical Park prairie monitoring project is to develop and implement protocols to document changes in plant composition and to utilize these data to develop scientifically-based, long-term management guidelines.

John R. Blinks, M.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Isolation characterization and modification of recombinant photoproteins in Cnidaria.

John Boetsch, M.S.
Olympic National Park
The San Juan Island National Historical Park prairie monitoring project seeks to develop and implement protocols to document changes in plant composition and to utilize these data to develop scientifically-based, long-term management guidelines.

Elizabeth Boulding, Ph.D.
Univeristy of Guelph, Integrative Biology
Extinction or evolution of populations after a change in the environment. Webpage

Beth Brainerd, Ph.D.
Brown University, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Faculty for Functional Morphology and Marine Ecology of Fishes 2004. Guest lecturer for Fish 2008.

Eliot A. Brenowitz, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology / Zoology
Neuroethology of acoustic communication in Pacific tree frogs.

Lyle L. Britt, M.S.
Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Ontogenetic changes in the feeding and vision ecology of fishes.

Kevin Britton-Simmons, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Marine community ecology.

Jennifer Burnaford, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Biology
The effects of species interactions on intertidal community structure.

William Calvin, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Human evolution since we last shared a common ancestor with the chimps and in particular, the last 2.5 million years when the brain enlarged and toolmaking developed.

Amy Carlile, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
TA for Marine Algae 2008.

Emily Carrington, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
The physiological ecology of marine organisms, particularly the mechanical design of animals and plants that inhabit physically demanding rocky shores. Webpage

Kit Yu Karen Chan, B.S.
Unviersity of Washington, School of Oceanography
The effect of individual swimming behavior and preference of invertebrate larvae on their spatial distribution and hence population dynamics.

Wei-Chun Chin, Ph.D.
University of California, Merced, School of Engineering
Dynamics of Marine Biopolymers 2004. Ca signaling of secretory processes in mammalian and phytoplankton cells.

Mathew Citarella, B.S.
TA, The Whitney Laboratory
Investigations of nitric oxide signalling in simpler nervous systems, and comparative neurogenomics.

Howard Clarke, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics
Molecular and Cell Biologist at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Carrie Craig, B.S.
University of Washington
Investigations of the ecology of eelgrass communities, particularly Zostera marina.

W.O. Criminale, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Applied Mathematics, Geophysics & Oceanography.


Lisa Cunningham
Medical University of South Carolina, Research Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
The causes of sensory cell death in the inner ear.

Adriana Dawes, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, Dept of Mathematical & Statistical Science
Mathematical modeling of cell dynamics at Center for Cell Dynamics.

Anneclaire De Roos, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Asst. Professor
The effects of environment and lifestyle exposures on disease.

Mason Dean
University of California - Irvine, Ecology and Evolution Biology
TA - Functional Morphology & Ecology of Marine Fishes 2008

John Delaney
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Boiling submarine hydrothermal systems.

Mark W. Denny, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Faculty for Biomechanics 2008. Explorations of the timing of reproduction in mussels.

Anneclaire DeRoos
University of Washington, Dept of Epidemiology
The effects of environment ad lifestyle exposures on disease.

Megan N. Dethier, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Shoreline habitat classification and the design of monitoring programs. Effects of stress on growth and reproduction of intertidal algae. Faculty for Marine Zoology/Marine Botany 2008. Webpage

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

Eva Dusek, B.S.
University of Washiington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Studies to determine whether Puget Sound bivalves differ in their ability to assimilate and excrete the neurotoxin domoic acid, which is produced by a toxin-producing phytoplankton, Pseudo-nitzschia.

Robin Elahi, M.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
The ecological and evolutionary processes that affect coexistence of sessile invertebrates on subtidal rock walls.

Candice Emmons, M.S.
NOAA/NMFS, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Noise effects on the acoustic behavior of Southern Resident killer whales

Daniel Fernandes, B.S.
College of Charleston, Department of Biology
Investigations of early developmental stages of marine invertebrates, especially gastropods.

Russell Fernandes, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dept of Orthopaedics
Manuscript revisions

Vilaiwan Fernandes, B.S.
University of Victoria
Student investigator at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Lara Ferry-Graham, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis, Moss Landing Marine Labs
Functional morphology of marine fishes.

Victoria Foe, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Dynamics and function of actin and microtubules in cell shape changes and cytokinesis during early development of marine invertebrates. Research Professor associated with the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Helen Ford, B.Sc.
University of Victoria , School of Environmental Studies
Quantifying how the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), an exotic species, potentially alters the carrying capacity of inshore marine habitats.

Lisbeth Francis, Ph.D.
Western Washington University, Shannon Point Marine Laboratory
Cnidarian behavior and ecology, especially the evolution of social aggression within and between anemone species.

Sal Genovese, Ph.D.
Northeastern University, Three Seas Program, Marine Science Center
Program Director - Three Seas Program

Sophie George, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University, Biology Department
Effect of food quality and salinity on the development and position of echinoderm larvae in haloclines. Webpage

Sarah Gilman, Ph.D.
The Claremont Colleges , Joint Science Department
Exploration of the effect of temperature changes on predator-prey interactions.

Raymon M. Glantz, Ph.D.
University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Behavioral and neurophysiological studies of polarization vision in decapod crustacea.

Nadya Gonzales, B.S.
Iowa State University , Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
Evolution and development of the eye and nervous system in scallops

Cirse Gonzalez, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
The effects of species interactions on intertidal community structure.

Albert Gordon, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
Investigations of how calcium regulates muscle contraction.

John Gosline, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia, Dept. of Zoology
Faculty for Biomechanics of Marine Organisms 2008.

Peter and Rosemary Grant
Visiting speakers.

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Senior scientist for the Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project to acoustically track salmon along the West Coast of North America. I plan to complete a manuscript on the "Responses of NW Atlantic Shelf Ecosystems to Remote Climate Forcing," which is currently in preparation. Webpage

Richard Grosberg, Ph.D.
UC Davis, Center for Population Biology
My work centers on the roles of conflict and cooperation in the evolution of multicellular life histories.

Danny Grunbaum, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Spatial ecological dynamics of marine communities, larval biology, biomechanics and behavior Webpage

James C. Ha
University of Washington, Psych Dept & Regional Primate Res Ctr
Completion of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Kenneth Halanych, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Biology Department
Evolution and Development of the Metazoans. Webpage

Hannah Halliday
Western Washington University
I will be working in the analytical lab in Jack Bell and Russel Barsh's projects, specifically using HPLC and ELISA detection, as well as other assorted quantification methods, to determine concentrations of pesticides and surfactants in aquatic ecosystems.

Michael Hannam, B.S.
University of Washington, Botanic Gardens
Impact of non-native dward eelgrass, Zostera japonica, on sedimentary processes in the nearshore.

Brad Hanson, Ph.D.
NOAA/NWFSC, Conservation Biology Division
Foraging behavior and foraging ecology of killer whales. Webpage

Alexandra Hart, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of marine community ecology.

Andreas Hejnol, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
Collection of embryos and larva of the brachiopod Terebratalia transversa for developmental studies.

Scottie Henderson, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Biology
The life-histories of marine invertebrates.

Michelle Herko, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
RA - Center for Cell Dynamics.

Andreas Heyland, Ph.D.
University of Guelph, Dept of Integrative Biology
Evolution of signaling pathways. Webpage

Eric Higgs
University of Victoria, School of Environmental Studies
The historical ecology of Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. This project is rooted in a long term research project that uses repeat photography to study long term landscape change.

Paul Hodge
University of Washington, Astronomy Dept.
Efforts to review progress and map out the next steps on a Hubble Space Telescope project to understand the nature and evolution of star-forming regions in nearby galaxies.

Jason Hodin, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Anthropogenic impacts on life stage transitions in marine invertebrates with complex life cycles, with particular focus on echinoderm metamorphosis. Webpage

A. Rus Hoelzel, Ph.D.
Durham University, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Minke whale feeding ecology and habitat use.

Marla Holt, Ph.D
NOAA/NMFS, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Noise effects on the acoustic behavior of Southern Resident killer whales

John Horne, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Surveys of the distribution and abundance of local fish populations and measuring and modeling acoustic backscatter.

Jaquan Horton, B.S.
University of California, Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Measurement of intramuscular pressures in swimming fish.

YW Toni Hsu, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Circadian rhythm studies with Dr. Horatio de la Iglesia.

Jean Hudson
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Anthropology Dept.
Anthropological and archaeological perspectives on ecological aspects of human fishing practices in non-industrialized contexts.

Zachary Hughes, B.S.
Arizona State University, School of Sustainability
My research interests primarily consist of coastal conservation and development and coastal/regional sustainability.

Alana Hysert, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Tech for David Duggins on JEMS project. Assists Jenny Roberts in K-12 Program.

Fumio Iwata, Dsc
Hokkaido University, Laboratory of Biology
Taxonomic studies on new and reported species of nemerteans from Friday Harbor

Erika Iyengar, Ph.D.
Muhlenberg College, Biology Department
The ecology of molluscan symbiotic interactions, in particular pea crabs within clam hosts and the suspension feeding snail Crepidula adunca on its grazing snail host, Calliostoma ligatum.

Vik Iyengar, Ph.D.
Villanova University, Biology Department
My research involves the behavior of arthropods, the most abundant and diverse group in the animal kingdom. I am currently investigating the evolution of exaggerated male trait and female mating preferences for those traits in the rattlebox moth. I also recently completed a project regarding chemial and physical resistance of the Eastern hemlock to the hemlock woolly adelgid, an insect pest that is destroying this important tree at an alarming rate. Webpage

Molly Jacobs, Ph.D.
University of Washington Friday Harbor Laboratories
Faculty for Marine Invert Zoology 2008


Jeffrey Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, Biology
Factors influencing capture success of pile perch (Rhacochilus vacca) preying on limpets Webpage

Adam Jones, B.A.
University of Montana
Studies of orientation and navigation in the nudibranch gastropod Tritonia diomedea, and its physiological mechanisms.

Kerry Kim, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics, Friday Harbor Labs
Computational modeling of evolution of robustness within genetic networks.

Pema Kitaeff, M.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
FHL dive safety officer and marine tech.

Terrie Klinger, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Nearshore ecology; marine conservation biology and management. Webpage

Robin Kodner, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Describing and culturing a new species of green algal phytoplankton from the genus Halosphaera.

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

Charles Lambert, Ph.D.
California State University Fullerton
Intracellular target for increased calcium levels in ascidian oocyte maturation Webpage

Gretchen Lambert, M.S.
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science
The indigenous and non-indigenous ascidians of the Pacific NW and Guam. Webpage

Kristen Lee, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
RA for Marine Sedimentary Processes apprentice team in spring 2008.

Lindsey Leighton, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, Dept of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty for Assessing Predation Across Marine Habitats 2008

Vivian Leung, B.S.
University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences
I am interested in the interactions between fluid and sediment transport in rivers that lead to the stability or mobilization of woody debris.

Jeffrey Levinton, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, Department of Ecology & Evolution


Sally Leys, Ph.D.
University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences
Investigations of comparative embryology of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Fernando Lima, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences
Effects of climate change on biogeography of intertidal species, and effects of infauna on porewater dynamics.

Kim Littlefield, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Office of Sponsored Programs
The structure/function relationship of myosin.

Ryan Littlefield, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
Elucidating the role of graded polarity actomyosin bundles in migrating cells.

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

Christopher Lowe, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Analysis of body patterning gene expression and function during the establishment of the radial echinoderm body plan.

Katharine Mach, B.S.
Stanford University
Adopting engineering techniques, I study the effects of repeated wave forces for macroalgae, analyzing breakage by fatigue.

George Mackie, D.Phil.,
University of Victoria, Biology Department
Steering in hydromedusae.

Jennifer Marsh
University of Alaska
RA for Ken Sebens

Mark Martindale, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii - PBRC, Kewalo Marine Lab

Svetlana Maslakova, Ph.D.
University of Oregon
Morphology, systematics and evolution of development in marine invertebrates. Webpage

Kenan Matterson, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Mikhail Matz, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin, Integrative Biology
I am interested in fluorescence of marine organisms, from biotechnological, ecological and evolutionary standpoints. Webpage

James Maylie, Ph.D.
OHSU, OB/GYN
Calcium activated potassium channel and calcium signaling in seaurchin eggs.

Nicole McAllister
Ecosysstems Institute
Ecostudies Institute's research interest is to reestablish the western bluebird to its former range in the San Juan Island archipelago, and to improve our understanding of reintroduction biology.

Kathryn McDonald, Ph.D.
University of Washington , Biology
A mechanical approach to the study of developing invertebrate embryos, investigating the ways in which larval swimming affects the oceanic transport of early stages.

Amy McElhinney, MS
Indiana University, Department of Biology
The evolution and development of larval form. I am interested in the regulation of arm development in the echinopluteus and in convergent evolution studies of echinoplutei and ophioplutei.

Robert Meech, D.Sc.
University of Bristol, Physiology & Pharmacology Department
Investigations of the molecular basis of the evolution of neuromuscular control.

Rachel Merz, Ph. D.
Swarthmore College, Biology
Investigations of 5 species of polychaetes from False Bay and Garrison Bay.

Anna Metaxas, Ph.D.
Dalhousie University, Oceanography
I will work on a project that examines community structure, and the potential role of larval dispersal, in hydrothermally active seamounts on the Mariana Forearc, western Pacific and the Kermadec/Fiji Arcs, South Pacific. I will process the video, analyze spatial patterns and start preparing a manuscript.

Edward Miles
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs


Claudia E. Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Biology of medusae, ctenophores, and siphonophores; blooms and invasions in changing ocean ecosystems; invasion of bivalve Nuttallia obscurata into Puget Sound; plant surveys of UW properties in the San Juan Islands. Webpage

Benjamin G. Miner, Ph.D.
Western Washington University, Department of Biology
To measure the crushing strength of snail shells.

James Miskelly, M.S.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Program
Studies of the distribution and habitat of a rare San Juan Islands endemic butterfly, the Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus).

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Neuroscience & Zoology
Investigations of: 1) Nitric oxide signalling in simpler nervous systems, and 2) comparative neurogenomics. Webpage

Trish Morse, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Collaborating on a vision and strategic plan for a contemporary biology undergraduate program.

Thomas F. Mumford, Ph.D.
Washington Department of Natural Resources, Div. of Aquatic Resources
Investigations of the causes of recent declines in eelgrass (Zostera marina) in many small embayments in the San Juan Archipelago.

Edwin M. Munro, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Senior Research Associate at the Center for Cell Dynamics investigating the cellular, cytoskeletal and mechanical bases for morphogenesis.

Christina Murphy
Oregon State University
The visual ecology of tidepool fishes.

Madrona Murphy, B.A.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
Population genetics, including microsatellite discovery and genotyping. Current projects include Chinook salmon and cutthroat trout; Camassia and other native herbaceous plants cultivated by Coast Salish peoples; the butterfly genus Euchloe (Pieridae); and the native oyster Ostrea lurida.

James Murray, PhD
California State University, East Bay, Biological Sciences
Investigations of orientation and navigation in the nudibranch gastropod Tritonia diomedea, and its physiological mechanisms.

Hyejeong Na, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Identification of stem cells in Botrylloides violaceus, a colonial ascidian.

Nalini Nadkarni, Ph.D.
Evergreen State College, Faculty of Environmental Studies
My primary project is to work on the early stages of a scholarly book that synthesizes over 25 years of my ecological research on forest canopy studies in tropical and temperate rainforests. I will also assist in a compilation of the literary Anthology "In Praise of Trees" with Claudia Mauro.

Rick S. Nemeth, Ph.D.
University of the Virgin Islands, Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES)
I will finish writing and submit a series of partially completed manuscripts that synthesize my current research which focuses on behavioral dynamics, population characteristics and management of grouper and snapper spawning aggregations of the Caribbean.

Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Faculty for Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago 2008

Joel Nishimura
Cornell University NY, Center for Applied Mathematics
Center for Cell Dynamics.

Charles Nittrouer, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Faculty for Research Apprenticeship investigating Marine Sediimentary Processes: Elwha River Example during Spr 2008.

Tigran Norekian, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Neuronal mechanisms of feeding arousal motivational state in the marine mollusc Clione limacina.

Dawn Noren, Ph.D
NOAA/NMFS, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Noise effects on the acoustic behavior of Southern Resident killer whales

Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
FHL Post-doc

Garry Odell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Director of Center for Cell Dynamics at Friday Harbor Laboratories.

Andrea Ogston, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Faculty of Spr 08 Research Apprenticeship investeigating Marine Sedimentary Processes: Elwha River Example.

Shigeko Ooishi, D.Sc.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Taxonomy of copepods associated with ascidians.

Fernanda Oyarzun
University of Washington, Biology Department
An integrative study that aims to understand reproductive plasticity and the consequences of different reproductive modes from sibling-sibling interaction to phylogeography.

Bob Pacunski, M.S.
Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife
Surveys of bottomfish populations in the San Juan Islands.

Dianna Padilla, Ph.D.
SUNY Stony Brook, Ecology and Evolution
The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphologies, especially in molluscs. Webpage

Autum Pairett, B.S.
Iowa State University , Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
Evolution and development of the eye and nervous system in scallops.

Yale Passamaneck, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Lab
The evolution of developmental mechanisms in cnidarians and protostome.

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

Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
Cal State University, Long Beach, Dept of Biological Sciences
Functional morphology and evolution of feeding and nonfeeding larval development in annelids.

Emily Petchler
Muhlenberg College
I will be advised by Dr.s Iyengar, Burnaford and Henderson as I work on finding (1) the pea crab_s preferred species of clam host and how the pea crab locates its host, and (2) finding how the pea crab and host are affected in this symbiotic interaction.

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

Thomas Pirtle, Ph.D.
Abilene Christian University, Department of Biology
The role of nitric oxide and cyclic nucleotides in the swim system of Clione limacina.

Robert Podolsky, Ph.D.
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Lab
Physiological ecology of development in intertidal habitats Webpage

Jerry Pollack, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Bioengineering

Ann Potter, BA/BS
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Program
Studies of the distribution and habitat of a rare San Juan Islands endemic butterfly, the Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus).

Rebecca Price, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Bothell, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Elucidation of the role of abiotic and biotic factors, such as erosion, temperature, density diet, and parasitism, on the rate of growth in Nucella lamellosa. Webpage

Louise Puslednik, Ph.D.
Iowa State University , Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
Evolution and development of the eye and nervous system in scallops.

Martin G. Raphael, Ph.D.
US Forest Service, Pacific NW Research Station
Demography of marbled murrelets, a threatened seabird, and how to monitor populations in the marine environment.

Reg Reisenbichler, Ph.D.
USGS , Western Fisheries Reseach Center
1. Effects of delta restoration on macrophytes and fauna of the river delta and proximate nearshore areas. 2. Short- and long-term effects of dam removal on nearshore marine biota.

Mary Rice, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Marine Station
Reproduction, development and phylogeny of the Sipuncula.

Ellis Ridgway, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Physiology
Investigations of how calcium regulates muscle contraction.

Jenny Roberts, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Coordinator for FHL's K-12 Marine Science Outreach Program.

Frances Robertson, M.S.
Long-term studies of the ecology of minke whales in the Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin. Webpage

Regina Rochefort, Ph.D.
North Cascades National Park Service Complex, Department of Geology
The goal of San Juan Island National Historical Park prairie monitoring project is to develop and implement protocols to document changes in plant composition and to utilize these data to develop scientifically-based, long-term management guidelines.

Delany Rodriguez, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
The Shuster lab studies the regulation of the actin and microtubule cytoskeleton during early embryogenesis.

Donald Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus - Long Island University
The interrelationships among the Weibul equation and equations for dispersion in an ecological contest (seed, eggs, or larvae.

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
Univ. California, Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
Early life history of northern abalone.

Melissa Romero, B.S.
California State University, Los Angeles, Biology
Investigations of thefunctional morphology of larvae in relation to dispersal and settlement, the effects of larval nutrition on juvenile performance, and evolutionary transitions between modes of development.


Scott Santagata, Ph.D.
Long Island University CW Post Campus, Biology
Differentiation of the larval neuromuscular system among phyla of the Lophotrochozoa Webpage

Richard Satterlie, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Center for Marine Science
Compartmental Nature of the Serotonergic Arousal System in Clione limacina.

Anja Schanz, Ph.D.
Washington Dept of Natural Resources, Div of Aquatic Resources
Site selection and testing of data sonds deployment for an experimental set up for a seagrass stressor research project in Westcott Bay in close collaboration with the University of Washington, Friends of San Juan and the USGS .

Christopher Schoff, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
CCD - Early asymetric cell divisions in C. elegans.

Greg Schorr, B.A.
Cascadia Research Collective
Foraging behavior and foraging ecology of killer whales.

Allen Schuetz, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, EHS
Intra-ovarian mechanisms involved in starfish oocyte maturation.

Kenneth Sebens, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Director, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Dave Secord, Ph.D.
Wilburforce Foundation and UW-affiliate, Pgm Officer, Alaska and B.C. Region
Marine conservation biology, specifically the ecology of invasions of non-indigenous marine species.

Anna-Marie Seibert, B.S.
NOAA/NMFS, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Noise effects on the acoustic behavior of Southern Resident killer whales.

Jeanne Serb, Ph.D.
Iowa State University , Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
Evolution and development of the eye and nervous system in scallops. Webpage

Allison Sherman, B.A.
California State University East Bay, Biology
Investigations of orientation and navigation in the nudibranch gastropod Tritonia diomedea, and its physiological mechanisms.

Kristin M. Sherrard, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Effect of scaling factors on performance and survival in a suspension-feeding marine invertebrate.

Ilya Shmulevich
Institute for Systems Biology, Computational Biology
Probabilistic Boolean networks as models of genetic regulatory networks.

Ginger Shoemaker
University of Washington, College of Forest Resources
Ecology and restoration of eelgrass in Puget Sound.

Charles Shuster, PhD
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Investigations of the regulation of the actin- and microtubule cytoskeletons during early embryogenesis. Webpage

Jenny Sider, MAT
Amundsen High School
To characterize the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie cytokinesis. Assess the role of microtubules in delivering the cytokinetic signal to the cell surface.

Gary Slater, M.S.
Ecostudies Institute
Ecostudies Institute's research interest is to reestablish the western bluebird to its former range in the San Juan Island archipelago, and to improve our understanding of reintroduction biology. Webpage

Jinnie Sloan, B.S.
University of Florida, Neuroscience
Investigations of: 1) Nitric oxide signalling in simpler nervous systems, and 2) comparative neurogenomics.

Craig Smith, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography
The structure and dynamics of whale-fall communities, and sources or organic loading, in shallow and deep water habitats. Webpage

Sara Soares
University of Lisbon, Faculty of Sciences
Impact of vessels on foraging behavior of Southern Resident killer Whales (Orcinus spp)

Emily Stafford
San Diego State University
RA for Assessing Predation across Marine Habitats 2008

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

Jonathan Stern, Ph.D.
San Francisco State University, Dept of Biology
Long-term studies of the ecology of minke whales in the Georgia Strait-Puget Sound Basin. Webpage

Hannah Stewart, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of mechanisms benthic organisms use to cope with physical challenges.

Richard Strathmann, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Modes of development of marine invertebrates. Evolution of development rates. Webpage

Nicholas Strausfeld, Ph.D.
University of Arizona, Division of Neurobiology
Engaged in neurophylogenetic analyses of arthropods, identifying in marine as well as terrestrial taxa brain structures that are used as characters to reconstruction relational trees across the invertebrates.

Steve Stricker, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Biology
Mechanisms of oocyte maturation.

James Strother, B.S.
University of California, Irvine, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
TA for Functional Morphology and Ecology of Marine Fishes 2008.

Adam Summers, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes.

Billie Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Evolution and development of the chordates and the immune system. Faculty for Evolution and Development of the Metazoans 2008. Webpage

Renee Takesue, Ph.D.
US Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology
Renee Takesue of the U.S. Geological Survey will conduct a study relating sediment pore water redox states with eelgrass (Zostera marina) above-ground biomass and photosynthesis in protected embayments of the San Juan Islands.

Catharine Thompson, Ph.D.
Olympic National Park, Department of Geology
The goal of San Juan Island National Historical Park prairie monitoring project is to develop and implement protocols to document changes in plant composition and to utilize these data to develop scientifically-based, long-term management guidelines.

Margo Thorp, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
FHL"s K-12 Marine Science Outreach Program. Additionally, data collection and analysis for Joint Effort to Monitor the Straits project.

Ngoc Tran
University of Washington, Psychology & Neurobiology
Orientation and navigation in the nudibranch gastropod Tritonia diomedea, and its physiological mechanisms.

Kevin Turner, B.Sc.
University of Washington, Biology
Investigations of the effects of marine protected areas on benthic invertebrate communities.

Breck Tyler, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory
Faculty for Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago 2008

Carrie Tyler
Virginia Tech University
Assessing Predation Across Marine Habitats.

Andrew Van Eck, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Marine Stewardship Area monitoring project.

Dawn Vaughn, B.A.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Predator-induced defenses in marine planktonic larvae.

Scott Veirs, Ph.D.
Marine Science and Sustainability School
Beam Reach program.

Val Veirs, Ph.D.
Colorado College, Physics Department
Beam Reach Program.

Pedro Verdugo, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Investigations of carbon cycling in the ocean.

Nils Volkenborn, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences
Effect of infaunal activities on porewater dynamics and effects of climate change on biogeography of intertidal species.

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

Robert Waaland, Ph.D.
University of Washington , Biology Department
Biodiversity of marine algae.

Samuel K. Wasser, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dir. of Center for Conservation Biology


Allison Welch
College of Charleston, Department of Biology
The heritability of sexually-selected characteristics in gray tree frogs, a model system for the study of vocal communication in mate choice. I hope to analyze the data collected from over 200 muture frogs and to have outlined and researched background material for at least two manuscripts.

David Wethey, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences
Effect of infaunal activities on porewater dynamics and effects of climate change on biogeography of intertidal species.

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

Marjorie Wonham, Ph.D.
University of Alberta
Marine invertebrates of the Pacific Northwest.

Jason Wood , Ph.D.
Beam Reach Program.

Sally Woodin, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences
Effect of infaunal activities on porewater dynamics and effects of climate change on biogeography of intertidal species.

H. Arthur Woods, Ph.D.
University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences
Writing a book in collaboration with John Harrison and Steve Roberts entitled, "Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects." It will be published as part of a series by Oxford University Press.

Linda Wordeman, Ph.D.
University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Dynamics of chromosome segregation in live echinoderms.

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, UW Botanic Gardens
Ecology and restoration of eelgrass in Puget Sound.

Takeshi Yamagata, Ph.D.
Komazawa University, Natural Sciences Division
Melange related to the collapse of the Permian seamount in the San Juan Islands.

Paul Yancey, Ph.D.
Whitman College, Basic Sci & Mathematics Division
Whitman College Marine Biology Field Trip.

Craig M. Young, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

Russel Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences
Comparative studies of the developmental biology of members of the lophophorate phyla. The current research will contribute to our understanding of the relationships between cheilostome and ctenostome bryozoans by comparing the development of their respective cyphonautes larvae and hopefully will clarify the radiation of other developmental patterns found in the phylum.