Researchers at FHL


Researcher Quotes

  • "It (FHL) advanced my career in the sense that I can represent marine science from first-hand experience to students and at institutions that might not otherwise appreciate it."
  • "Most of success in my research careers was possible because I was introduced and have practical experience working at the diversity of marine organisms at FHL."
  • "FHL provided the affordable resources and facilities absolutely required to make discoveries and longer term work needed to permit a career of continuous, generous NSF and NIH supported independent research."
  • "It was instrumental in firing a desire to do research. At different career stages FHL provided a stage for research, a place to find talented minority graduate students, a summer teaching venue and a writing home."

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Barry Ache, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory
I will use the time in residence to revise a grant application to the National Institutes of Health to support our laboratory's ongoing research on olfactory signaling. Webpage

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.

Nicolaus Adams, M.S.
NOAA-Fisheries, Marine Biotoxin Program
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Jonathan D. Allen, B.S.
William and Mary, Deparment of Biology
Larval biology and life history evolution in echinoderms. Webpage

Eric M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University, Dept. Biological Sciences, Center for Wildlife Ecology
Marine Birds and Mammals.

Kellen Andrilenas, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Investigations of ctenophore nervous systems using immunohistochemical protocols.

Jordan Balaban, B.S.
University of Rhode Island, Biological Sciences
Measurement of the material properties of the hyomandibula, a jaw support structure in elasmobranchs

Russel Barsh, Other
Kwiaht (Center for the Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea), Ctr for Historical Ecology of the Salish Sea
Persistent pollutants in aquatic ecosystems. Webpage

Jack Bell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Analytical chemistry of marine environments.

Brian Bill, M.S.
NOAA Fisheries, EC Division
 Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Cecilia Bitz
University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences
Working on a manuscript about a global climate modeling experiment to investigate the influence of stratospheric ozone depletion on the Southern Ocean.

Beth Brainerd, Ph.D.
Brown University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Investigations of the functional morphology of marine fishes.

Eliot Brenowitz, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology/Biology
Seasonal patterns of song behavior in songbirds on San Juan Island. Webpage

Susan Brush
University of Oregon , Inst. of Ecology and Evolution & Oregon Inst. of Marine Biology
Influence of organism-scale turbulence on the predatory impacts of a suite of cnidarian medusae

Raymond Buckley, Ph.D.
University of Washington, College of Environment, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Investigations of recruitment ecology of juvenile rockfishes. Webpage

Lilian Bui
California State University Fullerton
Investigations of rocky shore organisms, especially sea anemones.

Jennifer Burnaford, Ph.D.
CSU Fullerton, Biological Science
Investigations of community effects of intertidal kelps

Shaun D. Cain, Ph.D.
Eastern Oregon University, Department of Biology
The intersection of computers, neurobiology, behavior, and water flow in slugs, squirts, and sponges. Webpage

Mark Edward Callaghan
California State University Monterey Bay
 The hormonal control of circadian rhythms in the sea slug Tritonia.

Nicholas Carey, M.S.
Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory
Examining the impacts of ocean acidification on molluscs, chiefly chitons.

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

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

Andrew J. Clark, Ph.D.
College of Charleston, Department of Biology
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes.

Sean Colin, Ph.D.
Roger Williams University, Marine Biology
 Functional biology and ecology of gelatinous zooplankton.

Nicholas Colvard, M.S.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Irradiance and temperature influences on Fucus gardneri, and developing an energy budget model. Webpage

Yaim Cooper, B.S.
Massachussetts Institute of Technology
Studies of differentiation dedifferentiation and redifferentiation of an acoel flatworm and acoel fauna of the region.

Jack Costello, Ph.D.
Providence College, Biology Department
Feeding and propulsion by gelatinous zooplankton.

David Covert
University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, JISAO
An integrated analysis of results from a research cruise project off the coast of Chile designed to improve our understanding of the coastal ocean and atmosphere and the clouds in the marine boundary layer.

Stephanie Crofts, B.A.
University of Washington, Biology
Functional morphology of durophagous teeth in non-mammalian vertebrates.

Horacio de la Iglesia, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of biological clocks in crabs. Webpage

Mason Dean
Max Planck Institute for Colloids & Interfaces, Department of Biomaterials
Investigations of shark jaws and bony fish skeletons. The convergence of evolutionary thinking and biomaterials research.

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

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. Webpage

Petra Ditsche-Kuru, Ph.D.
University of Kiel, Zoological Institute , Functional Morphology and Biomechanics
Biomechanics of the adhesive disk of the Northern clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus), with special consideration of the impact of biofilm on the attachment mechanism. Webpage

Katie Dobkowski, M.A.
University of Washington
N. luetkeana growth in kelp and non-kelp sites

Mark Drangsholt
University of Washington, Department of Oral Medicine
Research projects on neurosensory testing and chronic orofacial pain.

Melissa DuBose
San Francisco State University, Biology (Romberg Tiburon Center)
 Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

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

Margaret Dutch, M.S.
Washington State Department of Ecology, Environmental Assessment Program
 Sediment quality monitoring in the San Juan Islands for the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Webpage

Timothy Dwyer, M.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Bich Thuy Eberhart, M.S.
NOAA Fisheries/ NWFSC, Marine Biotoxins Program
 Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Robin Elahi, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Investigations of the causes and consequences of biodiversity in the subtidal Salish Sea.   Webpage

Joel Elliot, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Department of Biology
Marine predator-prey and symbiotic interactions. Webpage

Andrea Ellis, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
The regulation of cell division in the early embryo.

Laura Elsberry, B.S.
California State University Fullerton, Biological Science
Investigating the effects of low tide exposure on Endocladia.

Richard Fenske
University of Washington, Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
The development and use of pesticides in agriculture and in residential and community environments. Examination of the science and policy that form the basis for the safe use of these toxic chemicals.

Lara Ferry, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, Division of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
Functional morphology of marine fishes. Webpage

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. Webpage

Carolyn Friedman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Investigations of the ecology of infectious marine disease. Webpage

Cara Gallagher
CSU East Bay , Biology
Characterizing a novel sensory organ in the sea slug Tritonia diomedea.  

Aaron Galloway, M.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Tracking sources of primary production (eg, kelp, phytoplankton, other) through subtidal food webs . Webpage

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

Sophie George, Ph.D.
Georgia Southern University, Biology
 Effect of diet and salinity on the behavior and development of echinoderm larvae. Webpage

Donovan German, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Nutritional and ecological physiology of fishes. Webpage

W. Rockwell Geyer, Ph.D.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Investigations and teaching of coastal & estuarine fluid dynamics.

Mauricio Gomez
CSU, Fullerton, Biological Science
 Predator and prey interactions in marine ecosystems.

Marta Gomez-Buckley
Spatial subsidies of kelp from nearshore to deep water.

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

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Linking the retrospective studies we have been conducting over the past decade on large marine ecosystem responses to climate forcing to new modeling efforts to forecast the future. Webpage

Martha Groom, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Arts/Sciences
Conservation biology.

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

Brad Hanson, Ph.D.
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
Investigations of behavioral and population biology of marine mammals and their acoustic environment. Webpage

Drew Harvell, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Climate change and marine disease. Webpage

Lyanda Haupt
Investigations and writings about urban wildlife and how the human relationship with close-to-home wildlife shapes wider ecological and conservation efforts.

Heather Hawk, M.S.
Universite Laval, Biology, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
Biodiversity and invasion ecology of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Hilary Hayford, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Intertidal ecology: behavior, physiology, community.

Eliza Heery
University of Washington, Biology
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Scottie Henderson, Ph.D.
Cerritos College, SEM Division - Biology Department
 Marine invertebrate development and ecology of introduced species.

Julian Herndon, M.A.
San Francisco State University, Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
 Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms and toxin production.

Irva Hertz-Picciotto
University of California, Davis, Department of Public Health Services
The effects of environment and lifestyle exposures on developing disease.

Jason Hodin, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Internal-external signaling dynamics that regulate metamorphic transitions in echinoderms, and how they can be disrupted by anthropogenic pollutants and other impacts. Webpage

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

Jaquan Horton, M.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Mechanics and material properties of alimentary tissues in fishes.

Juliana Houghton, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Collaboration with Dr. Brad Hanson on the population and behavior ecology of local marine mammals.

Mary Howe
The genetic architecture of small populations and associated extinction risks.

Ichiro Imai, Ph.D.
Hokkaido University, Plankton laboratory, Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms. Webpage

Nobuharu Inaba, B.A.
Hokkaido University, Plankton laboratory, Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms Webpage

Erika Iyengar, Ph.D.
Muhlenberg College, Biology Dept.
Ecology of symbiotic interactions involving suspension-feeding snails.

Molly Jacobs, Ph.D.
McDaniel College, Biology
Metamorphic timing in marine invertebrate larvae. Webpage

Jeffrey Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Washington Bothell
Effect of flow on prey capture kinematics in surf perches.

Stephen Kajiura, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University, Biological Sciences
The seasonal modulation of electrosensory sensitivity in elasmobranch fishes, and the sensory biology of hammerhead sharks. Webpage

Robert Kaplan, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health
My ongoing research project is the NIH-funded population study of Hispanic/Latino adults, the Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos. This is a multi-center epidemiologic study in Hispanic/Latino populations to determine the role of acculturation in the prevalence and development of disease. Webpage

Joel Kingsolver, Ph.D.
Univ of NC, Chapel Hill, Department of Biology
Study of the patterns of phenotypic plasticity, specifically, a metaanalyses of reaction norm shapes, i.e. the quantitative relationship between phenotypic trait and environment. Webpage

William Kinsey, Ph.D.
Univ. of Kansas Medical Center, Anatomy & Cell Biology
 Investigations of the biochemical pathways that underlie oocyte quality.

Pema Kitaeff, M.S.
University of Washington- Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigatons of subtidal ecology including surveys of subtidal flora.

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

Ryan Knowles, B.S.
Boston Univ, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Kevin Kocot, B.S.
Auburn University, Biological Sciences
Deep metazoan phylogeny and comparative genomics with special emphasis on molluscs.

Robin Kodner, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Phytoplankton diversity and bloom dynamics.

Andrea Kohn, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience
Investigations of the origins and parallel evolution of neurons and complex brains nervous systems, with insights from basal metazoans and deuterostomes.

Wyatt Korff
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus
Functional morphology & ecology of marine fishes.

Ardi Kveven
Everett Community College , Dir., Ocean Research College Academy
This will be a writing retreat for three faculty members of our Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) program. We will be working on two papers for submission, one on the pedagogy of undergraduate research projects with community college students and one on the long-term data set derived from student research on the State of Possession Sound (SOPS.)

Christopher Laumer, B.A.
Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology , Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Systematics and biogeography of meiofaunal Platyhelminthes, especially Lecithoepitheliata.

Roger Linington, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Chemistry
Investigations of natural products chemistry. Webpage

Christopher G. Lowe, Ph.D.
California State University Long Beach, Dept. of Biological Sciences
The myths and misconceptions about sharks.

Parker MacCready, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Investigations and teaching of coastal and estuarine fluid dynamics.

George Mackie, Ph.D.
University of Victoria, Biology
 Central circuitry in hydromedusan nervous systems. Webpage

Max Maliska, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Evolution and larval dispersal in periwinkles, Littorina plena and L. scutulata.

Roman Marin
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Research and Development
The deployment of the Environmental Sampling Processor.

Patrick Martone, Ph.D.
University of British Columbia, Department of Botany
 Effects of ocean acidification on coralline algal biology. Webpage

Julia Matheson, B.S.
The University of Western Ontario, Biology
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Kenan Matterson, M.S.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dept. of Biology
Assembling the Porifera Tree of Life. Ecology and evolution of sponge-mcrobe symbioses.

Mikhail Matz, phd
University of Texas at Austin, Integrative Biology
Molecular biology and ecology of animal fluorescence. Webpage

James Maylie, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University, OB/GYN
Calcium activated potassium channels and calcium signaling nemertean oocytes

Kathryn McDonald, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Collin Lab
A mechanical approach to the study of developing invertebrate embryos, investigating the ways in which larval swimming affects the oceanic transport of early stages.

Louise McGarry, B.S.
Cornell University, Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program
Investigations and teaching of marine bioacoustics.

Lynda McGinnis, Ph.D.
University of Kansas Medical Center, Moleculary & Integrative Physiology
Our laboratory focuses on tyrosine kinase signaling in oocytes during maturation and fertilization.

Robert Meech, Ph.D.
University of Bristol, Physiology & Pharmacology
The molecular basis of behavior in the first nervous systems. Webpage

Rachel Merz, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Biology
 Biomechanics of the fine structures of polychaete chaetae. Webpage

Erin Meyer-Gutbrod, B.S.
Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Modeling prey-dependent reproduction in Southern Resident killer whales.

Kevin Miklasz, Ph.D.
Stanford University - Hopkins Marine Station, Hopkins Marine Station
Effects of ocean acidification.

Kathy Ann Miller, Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley
Research and teaching of marine botany.

Claudia Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories and Dept. of Biology
Biology of medusae, ctenophores and siphonophores in changing ocean ecosystems.   Webpage

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
Origins and parallel evolution of nervous systems, and marine genomics. Webpage

Trish Morse, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Molluscan meiofauna of the San Juan Islands.

Orissa Moulton, M.S.
U. Chicago, Ecology & Evolution
Intertidal algal - microbial interactions in terms of a shared nitrogen resource, ammonium Webpage

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.

James Murray, Ph.D.
California State University East Bay , Biological Sciences
Neuroethology of navigation and chemical ecology of the sea slugs and their prey. Webpage

James W. Murray, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Peak energy, the global economy and climate change.

Charles E. Murry, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dir., Center for Cardiovascular Biology
I am leading a grant effort and if awarded, it would create a program to move fundamental discoveries in cardiovascular, lung and blood research toward commercialization and clinical application.

Laura Newcomb
University of Washington, Department of Biology
 The effects of temperature and pCO2 on mussel byssal thread strength

Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Claus Nielsen, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen, Zoological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark
 SEM studies on an undescribed solitary entoproct found in the tubes of the maldanid polychaete Axiothella Webpage

Michael Nishizaki, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Assessing the effect of varying environmental conditions on the physiology of the barnacle, Balanus glandula. Webpage

Charles Nittrouer, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Investigations of marine sediimentary processes on the Elwha River.

Tigran Norekian, Ph.D.
The Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida
Nervous system in Ctenophores: morphology, physiology and transmitter make-up.

Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of the effects of ocean acidification due to increased atmospheric CO2 on marine invertebrates, including the effect of larval growth under enhanced CO2 conditions on planktonic larval duration and post-settlement survival.

Charles O'Kelly, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Taxonomy and phylogenetic investigations of microalgae and protozoa, with special emphasis on smaller green algae and amoebae.

Jacquelyn O'Mara, B.A.
Bryn Mawr College, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Marine ecology, hydrodynamics, coral biology, growth and energetics of marine invertebrates.

Garry Odell, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Motor-driven pattern formation during cell division. Webpage

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

Yuka Onishi, M.S.
Hokkaido University, Plankton laboratory, Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms. Webpage

Shigeko Ooishi
Friday Harbor Laboratories , Friday Harbor Labs
The systematics of copepods associated with ascidians.

Dianna Padilla, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University, Department of Ecology and Evolution
 The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the consequences of ocean acidif Webpage

Ronald Parsley
Tulane University, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
The early history of the Echinodermata.

Yale Passamaneck, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Kewalo Marine Laboratory
Development in the brachiopod Terebratalia.

Gustav Paulay, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History
Investigations of marine invertebrate zoology.

Thomas Pirtle, Ph.D.
Grand Canyon University, College of Arts and Science
 Cellular mechanisms controlling locomotor speed in Clione limacina.

Marianne Porter, Ph.D.
Vassar College, Department of BIology
The biochemical and mechanical properties of jaw cartiliage in elasmobranch (sharks, skates and rays) fishes. Using 3-D printing as a way to test the mechanical properties of complex structures when holding the material constant. Webpage

Ann Potter, B.S.
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Program
The distribution and habitat of a rare San Juan Islands endemi!c butterfly, the Island Marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus).  

Douglas Ramsay, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dept. of Dental Public Health Science
Investigations of a novel theoretical model of how many systems of the body are regulated. We plan to complete this model in a theoretical paper to be submitted to a high-impact journal.

Rajesh Rao
University of Washington, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
Brain-computer interfacing, an emerging topic that lies at the intersection of computer science and neuroscience.

Ellis Ridgway, Ph.D.
Medical College of Virginia, Physiology and Biophysics
Understanding how calcium regulates muscle contract and other intracellular processes.

Steven Roberts, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Investigations of the ecology of marine infectious disease. Webpage

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
Univ Cal Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
The biology and ecology of red and purple sea urchins. Webpage

Scott Santagata, Ph.D.
Long Island University-Post, Biology
Evolution of developmental mechanisms and molecular systematics. Webpage

Richard Satterlie, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Center for Marine Science
 Modulation of sensory inputs to the feeding system of the pteropod Clione during feeding motivation.

Jennifer Sawchuk
NOAA
Investigations of the recovering endangered rockfish in Puget Sound in the San Juan Islands, including ways to decrease incidental bycatch by recreational anglers.

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

Silvia Sepulveda, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Coordination of mitosis and cytokinesis in echinoderm embryos.

Ron Sharar
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
Investigations of aspects of material science, biology and evolution of acellular fish bone to define the degree of acellularity in different species and assess the development of this feature in terms of phylogeny.

Charles (Brad) Shuster, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
The regulation of the actin- and microtubule cytoskeletons during early embryogenesis. Webpage

Julia Sigwart, Ph.D.
Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory
Anatomy and physiology of chitons and other "living fossils." Webpage

Joe Sisneros, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychology
The adaptive plasticity of sensory systems for the encoding of biological relevant signals used during social and reproductive behaviors. Webpage

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

Emily Stafford, M.S.
University of Alberta, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Cancer predation and the likelihood that shell crushing traces represent predation on hermit crabs. Webpage

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

Jill Stokes, B.S.
Sonoma State University, Biology
Variation in kelp blade morphology ameliorates emersion stress.

Richard Strathmann, Ph.D.
Friday Harbor Laboratories, Friday Harbor Labs
Comparative embryology of marine invertebrates.

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

Jasna Strus, Ph.D.
University of Ljubljana, Zoology and Cell Biology
UW-Lubljana University exchange scholar working to establish contacts with biologists working on specific projects related to littoral animals, biomaterials, ocean acidification or environmental mineralization. Webpage

Mark Sullivan
University of Washington, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
I am writing a book on Patient-Centeredness for Oxford University Press that is half complete.

Adam Summers, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes. Webpage

Kelly Sutherland, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, Inst. of Ecology and Evolution & Oregon Inst. of Marine Biology
Influence of organism-scale turbulence on the predatory impacts of a suite of cnidarian medusae Webpage

Brian Sutton-Quaid, B.S.
The University of Western Ontario, Biology
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Billie Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Origin, evolution and development of the chordates. Webpage

Renee Takesue, Ph.D.
US Geological Survey, Coastal & Marine Geology
My research explores biogeochemical interactions and environmental stressors in nearshore habitats.

Kassandra Tessitore
Muhlenberg College
Symbiotici nteractions involving suspension-feeding snails.

Robert W. Thacker
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Depart. of Biology
Assembling the Porifera Tree of Life. Ecology and evolution of sponge-mcrobe symbioses.

Calvin Thai, B.S.
California State University East Bay, Biology
The normal microflora of the Tritonia diomedea and the association of bacteria and lesions.

John N. Thompson, Ph.D.
University of California at Santa Cruz, Depart of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The pace of evolution in changing environments and the ecological processes that fuel evolutionary change. Webpage

Kathleen Thornton, M.S.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
 Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

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

Vera Trainer, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS, ECD
Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms. Webpage

Jedediah Tressler, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, Biology Department
Development of a Sepia officinalis transcriptome.

Charles Trick, Ph.D.
Western University, Biology
 Study of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

Kevin Turner, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of food web interactions in the benthic, hard bottom communities of San Juan Channel, particularly the structuring of the communities by predators such as large demersal fishes.

W. Breck Tyler, M.S.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago, particularly marine bird ecology. Webpage

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

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

Pedro Verdugo, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Bioengineering
Investigations of physical and biological parameters leading to the formation of marine biogels. Webpage

Michelangelo von Dassow, Ph.D.
Duke University, Duke University Marine Laboratory
Interactions among development, biophysics, and the environment in echinoderms and bryozoans.

Yasmin von Dassow, M.S.
Duke University Marine Laboratory, Duke University Marine Lab
Ecology and evolution of benthic reproductive strategies in marine invertebrates.

Robert Waaland, Ph.D.
University of Washington , Biology Department
Seaweed biology, especially seaweed diversity, distribution and productivity. Webpage

Kelsey Wallace, B.S.
CSU East Bay, Biology
Photoperiod influences of melatonin secretion in Tritonia diomedea.

Mark Wells, Ph.D.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
Sudy of factors that promote harmful algal blooms.

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

Altha Wong, B.S.
California State University, East Bay, Biology
Photoreception and circadian locomotor activity in the nudibranch mollusk Tritonia diomedea.

Linda Wordeman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology & Biophysics
Investigation of the translocation of molecular motors within large marine eggs. Webpage

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigation of environmental variables and reproductive ecology traits that influence seagrass distribution and fitness. Webpage

Sylvia B. Yamada, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, Department of Zoology
Ecology of native crabs and their mollusk prey.

Zhuobin Zhang, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, Biology Dept
Molecular analysis of arm regeneration in cephalopods.

Russel Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences
The comparative studies of the developmental biology of members of the lophophorate phyla.