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Jason Allen
University of Washington, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
I would like to complete a number of writing projects. 1. Complete NIH grant writing 2. Prepare materials for an Institutional Review Board Application 3. Catch up on important aritclesw from the past 6 months 4. Prepare a lecture series on environmental public health 5. Prepare a talk for the Society of Toxicology meeting.

Jonathan Allen, Ph.D.
College of William and Mary, Department of Biology
The evolution of maternal provisioning in marine invertebrates. Webpage

Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
Virginia Mason Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute
Functional genome of a basal vertebrate. Webpage

Diva Amon, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Oceanography
Investigating fauna colonising deep-sea organic falls, namely whale bone and wood.

Eric M. Anderson, Ph.D.
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Ecological Restoration Program
Faculty for summer course in Marine Birds and Mammals.

David A. Armstrong, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
I will finish a large manuscript and have meetings with Ken and Adam Summers as well as focus on preparation for a departmental retreat.

Matthew Baker, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Faculty of Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago Research Appresnticeship

John Banks, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Working on a paper on the effects of vegetation diversification on pest and beneficial insects in agroecosystems.

Lynne Barre
NOAA Fisheries F/NWR3

Andres Barria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
Biophysics of nerve, muscle, and synapse. Webpage

Alexa Bely, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, Biology
Evolution of regenerative ability in the Annelida. Webpage

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

Beth Brainerd, Ph.D.
Brown University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
The physiology of yawning in jawed vertebrates.

Lauren Buckley
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Integrating resource use and growth with the ecological responses of ectotherms (insect, lizards, fish etc) to climate change.

Jennifer Burnaford, Ph.D.
California State University Fullerton, Biological Science
Species interactions in the intertidal zone.

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

Cynthia Catton, Ph.D.
California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, UC Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory
Invertebrate fisheries and reproductive ecology. Webpage

Vladimir Chaloupka
University of Washington, Department of Physics
Working on two books, the first for general audience on "Art of Fugue: Variations on Science, Music and Society" and the second a more technical book, "Psychology of Quantum Mechanics."

Alexander Cheroske
Mesa Community College at Red Mountain, Department of Life Sciences
Developing an online human anatomy and physiology textbook.

Elena Cheung, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
The influence of ecological traits on island biogeography in temperate bats.

Tansy Clay Burns , Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Seattle-based Coordinator for GK-12 OACIS program.

Sean Colin, Ph.D.
Roger Williams University, Marine Biology

Stephanie Crofts, B.A.
University of WA, Dept. of Biology
Functional morphology of hard-prey crushing teeth Webpage

Bradley Davidson, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Biology
Investigations into the evolution of chordate heart gene networks

Tyler Blake Davis
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
My M.S. work focuses on the economic impacts of marine recreational tourism on traditional economies. Specifically I am using my interview data to create an input output model of small local economies.

Stephen Deban, Ph.D.
University of South Florida, Integrative Biology
Vertebrate comparative physiology and biomechanics. Webpage

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

Santosh Devasia
University of Washington, Mechanical Engineering Department
I hope to work on a research article on distributed systems during my stay at the Whiteley Center.

Katie Dobkowski, M.A.
University of Washington, Department of Bilolgy (FHL)
Biotic and abiotic influences on macroalgal distribution and abundance in the shallow subtidal and intertidal.

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

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

Tanya Eadie
University of Washington, Head of Speech-Language Pathology
I am completing the first year of a 5 year National Institutes of Health R01 grant (Communication Outcomes after Head and Neck Cancer Cancer; 1R01CA177635-01A1) and this is a collaboration with Dr. Jessica Sullivan.

Douglas Eernisse, Ph.D.
Calif. State University at Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences
Systematics of West Coast Henricia. Webpage

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

Joel Elliott, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Biology
Investigation of intertidal sea star populations

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

Candice Emmons, M.S.
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA, Marine Mammal Program

Gordon Fain, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
I will be working on scientific papers and a review of photoreceptor physiology.

Stacy Farina, B.S.
Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Exploring fish gill ventilatory mechanics in a robotic model and in live fishes.

Joseph Felsenstein
University of Washington, Dept. of Genome Sciences and Biology
I am an evolutionary biologist and will be finishing a graduate-level textbook, "Theoretical Population Genetics."

Doug Fields
National Institutes of Health, NICHD, Chief, Nervous System Development & Plasticity Section
The neuroscience of aggression.

Alexander Fodor, B.A.
University of Washington, Biology
Search for Mesoderm in the Ctenophore Pleurobrachia bachei.

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

Tessa Francis
University of Washington,Tacoma , Research Scientist and Puget Sound Scholar
The Puget Sound Institute will convene an independent Study Panel to focus on Ecosystem-Based Management of Puget Sound Forage Fish.

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

Bruce Frost, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Oceanography
Library research for a renewal NSF proposal.

Paul Gabrielson, Ph.D.
Univ of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Investigations and teaching about marine algae. Webpage

Joe Gaydos
SeaDoc Society
Investigations of marine mammal pathologies in the Salish Sea.

Matt George, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
The ecomechanics of mussel attachment in a changing world

Sophie George, Ph.D.
National Science Foundation, Division of Biological structure
Larval behavior and protein expression of echinoderm larvae exposed to salinity fluctuations. Webpage

Nicholas Gidmark, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Faculty for Icthyology course. Postdoctoral investigations of connecting muscle fiber-level phenomena to organismal-level performance and ecology.

Rhanor Gillette, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Neural mechanisms of cost-benefit decision in simpler systems. Webpage

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

George (Ted) Goslow, Ph.D.
Brown University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Studies of the mechanics of under water feeding and locomotion in fishes.

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. Faculty for Marine Bioacoustics workshop. Webpage

Cheryl Greengrove
University of Washington, Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Investigations of the spatial and temporal distribution of Alexandrium catenella cysts in Puget Sound and west coast of Vancouver Island sediments.

Maya Groner, Ph.D.
Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Health Management
Investigating physiological and environmental drivers of wasting disease epizootics in eelgrass beds.

Martha Groom, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Arts/Sciences
Working on a textbook, "Principles of Conservation Biology, 4th Edition."

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

Kenneth Halanych, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Biological Sciences Department
Evolutionary history of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Brad Hanson, Ph.D.
NOAA Fisheries, NWFSC
Southern Resident killer whale foraging ecology

Drew Harvell, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Investigation of climate change impacts on the seagrass-labyrinthula interaction.

Marco Hatch, Ph.D.
Northwest Indian College , National Indian Center for Marine Environmental Research & Education Northwest Indian College
Preliminary mapping and survey of clam gardens in the San Juan Archipelago Webpage

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

Suzanne Hawley
University of Washington, Astronomy
We have three papers in progress and two new projects that subsets of the group are working on.

Hilary Hayford, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Intertidal ecology & climate change: thermoregulatory behavior & physiological consequences. Webpage

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

Andreas Hejnol, Ph.D.
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, University Bergen
Investigation of mesodermal and endodermal development in brachiopods. Webpage

Scottie Henderson, Ph.D.
Cerritos College, Biology Department
Investigating the effects of low tide exposure on intertidal invertebrate consumers.

Amy Henry, B.A.
University of Chicago, Committee on Evolutionary Biology
Investigations of competitive dynamics between sand dollars and seagrasses over time and space. Webpage

Irva Hertz-Picciotto
University of California, Davis, Department of Public Health Services
We are a group of three epidemiologists and one mathematics education leader from several academic institutions and at different stages of our careers. During our planned week-long retreat at the Whiteley Center, we will divide our time among writing manuscripts, developing proposals for research projects, and discussing ideas for teaching and collaborative projects.

Nicholas Higgs, Ph.D.
Plymouth University, Marine Institute
Biodiversity and ecology of deep-sea ecosystems. Webpage

Janneke Hille Ris Lambers
University of Washington, Biology Department
Focusing on time management and establishing research and teaching programs.

Jason Hodin, Ph.D.
Stanford University, Hopkins Marine Station
Interactions between ocean acidification and purple urchin larval settlement on coralline algae. Webpage

Marla Holt, Ph.D.
NWFSC, Marine Mammal Program
Impacts of noise on Southern Resident killer whale foraging.

Bernadette Holthuis , Ph.D.
Faculty for Marine Invertebrate Zoology course.

Leroy Hood, Ph.D.
Institute for Systems Biology
The project is to complete writing a text book on Systems Biology. By the end of the stay a comprehensive draft of the book will be completed that can be submitted to the publisher.

Beth Horton
National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Archaeological research at English Camp and American Camp of the San Juan Island National Historical Park.

Jaquan Horton, M.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Investigating the mechanical properties of teleostean alimentary tissues.

Penny Howards
Emory University, Department of Epidemiology
We are a group of three epidemiologists and one mathematics education leader from several academic institutions and at different stages of our careers. During our planned week-long retreat at the Whiteley Center, we will divide our time among writing manuscripts, developing proposals for research projects, and discussing ideas for teaching and collaborative projects.

Ariel Hwang, High school
Swarthmore College, Dept. of Biology
Investigating functional conservation of the chordate heart development gene regulatory network.

Nobuharu Inaba, M.S.
Hokkaido University, Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences
Mitigation strategy for harmful algal bloom using biological control.

Erika Iyengar, Ph.D.
Muhlenberg College, Biology Department
Feeding and defense ecology of terrestrial and marine gastropods. Webpage

Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D.
Villanova University, Biology
Mating systems and reproductive strategies in arthropods. Webpage

Jeffrey Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Bothell, Biological Sciences
Factors influencing capture success of pile perch (Rhacochilus vacca) predation on limpets

Kristin Johnson
University of Puget Sound, Science, Technology and Society Program
I am writing and revising a book manuscript entitled, "The Natural Historian," a historical novel that examines science and religion in the 1920s.

Ayako Katagi, M.S.
Kagawa University, Dept. of Cell Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
"Molecular and physical relationships among individuals in a Phoronis vancouverensis clump."

Rochelle Kelly, B.S.
University of Washington, Seattle, Department of Biology
Investigating how functional traits influence movement & dispersal of bats in the San Juan Island.s

Ryan Kelly, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Our group of UW and NMFS researchers has been working to assess the effects of urbanization on the ecology of Puget Sound eelgrass beds. Webpage

Stephen C. Kempf, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Zoology & Wildlife Science
Writing a digital lab manual on vertebrate development. This manual has a novel, web browseer format that is very different from the standard lab manuals that are commercially available. Webpage

Joel Kingsolver, Ph.D.
Univ of NC, Chapel Hill, Department of Biology
Integrating resource use and growth with the ecological responses of ectotherms (insect, lizards, fish etc) to climate change. Webpage

Pema Kitaeff, M.S.
University of Washington, 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

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

Mary Krauszer
University of Puget Sound, Biology
Marine predator-prey and symbiotic interactions.

Kannan Krishnan
University of Washington - Materials Science, Campbell Chair Prof of Materials Science
I will continue to work on the final stages of my book entitled, "Fundamentals and application sof magnetic materials." The first draft of the book is now complete and I will now work on revising all the Chapters based on the initial feedbacks I have received from various distinguished colleagues.

Michael LaBarbera, Ph.D.
University of Chicago, Organsimal Biology & Anatomy
Invertebrate portraiture.

Joleah Lamb, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Examining coastal ecosystem filtration services for human and reef health. Webpage

Amy Lambert, Ph.D.
University of Washington Bothell, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Investigations of the impacts of deer herbivory on the survivorship of Euchloe ausonides insulanus.

Lynn Law
University of Washington, Department of Microbiology
Collaborating on textbook, "Viral Pathogensesis: From Basics to Systems Biology."

Allison Lee, B.S.
Institute for Systems Biology
See Monica Orellana's submission

Lisa A. Levin, Ph.D.
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Integrative Oceanography Division
Illg Distinguished Lecturer in 2014.

John Lighton, Ph.D.
Univ. of Nevada at Las Vegas
Writing, formatting and illustrating a second edition of a book, "Measuring Metabolic Rates-A Manual for Scientists."

Alexander Lowe, M.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Tracing kelp through benthic food webs: mesocosm experiments investigating the role of red urchins. Webpage

Rebecca Lyons, Ph.D.
University of Redlands, Chemistry
Determining the trace organic pollutant loading from groundwater to estuaries. Webpage

Ian MacDonald, B.S.
Northern Arizona University, Biology
Burial mechanics of heavy-bodied marine fishes.

George Mackie, Ph.D.
Univ Victoria, Biology
Interaction of nerves and excitable epithelia in hydromedusan behavior. Webpage

Jose M. Martin-Duran, Ph.D.
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, University of Bergen
Investigation of mesodermal and endodermal development in brachiopods.

Catherine Matson, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Investigation of the impacts of ocean acidification on wild and farmed mussels in Puget Sound, WA

David Matus, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Cell, developmental and evolutionary regulation of morphogenesis in nematodes.

Jeffrey Maynard
Cornell University, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Louise McGarry, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Ocean Resources & Ecosystems Program
Faculty for Marine Bioacoustics workshop. The study of movements of marine fishes using acoustic telemetry inform our understanding of resource availability and use.

Amberle McKee, B.S.
California State University Long Beach, Biological Sciences
Ecology and evolution of marine invertebrate larvae.

Robert Meech, Ph.D.
University of Bristol, Physiology & Pharmacology
The molecular basis of behaviour in jellyfish. Webpage

Bruce Menge, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, Integrative Biology
Meta-ecosystem ecology in coastal marine habitats. Webpage

Rachel Merz, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Biology
Interfacial interactions of tube-dwelling polychaetes and their tubes. Webpage

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

Ian Miller, Ph.D.
University of Washington

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

Tema Milstein, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Communication & Journalism
Environmental communication in whale watch tourism. Webpage

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Lab for Marine Bioscience
Genomic biology and nervous system evolution.

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

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

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

Gabe J. Murphy
Howard Huges Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus-Fellow
Working on the information the retina sends to the superior colliculos and the way the information is organized.

James A. Murray, Ph.D.
California State University East Bay, Biological Sciences
Neuroethology of orientation to water flow, olfactory signals & the geomagnetic field in sea slugs. Webpage

Charles E. Murry, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dir., Center for Cardiovascular Biology
Investigations of cardiac stem cells.

Naoko Namizaki, M.S.
The University of Tokyo, Misaki Marine Biological Station (MMBS), Graduate School of Science
Investigations for creating a new school curriculum and system of marine education.

Bruce Nelson
University of Washington, Earth & Space Sciences
I will finish writing a paper on Hawaiian volcanism, for which data and analyses have been collected over the last 10 years.

Laura Newcomb, B.A.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Examining the effects of environmental stressors on the mechanics of mussel attachment.

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

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

Mary O'Connor
University of British Columbia, Biodiversity Research Center
The effects of temperature on aquatic food webs.

Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.
California Ocean Science Trust, Senior Scientist
I will be working on a manuscript for a special edition of "Oceanography" on dealing with uncertainty in ocean acidification research.

Charles O'Kelly, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Culture-based studies on algal and protozoan biodiversity. Faculty for Marine Algae course. Webpage

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 Research Apprenticeship investeigating Marine Sedimentary Processes: Elwha River Example.

Akihito Omori, Ph.D.
Misaki Marine Biological Station, The University of Tokyo
Studies about removal of fertilization membrane of crinoids.

Monica Orellana, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Polar Science Center - APL

Dianna Padilla, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University, Ecology and Evolution, 618 Life Sciences
The role of chemical signaling in controlling inducible morphologies, especially inducible offenses. Webpage

Bruno Pernet, Ph.D.
California State University Long Beach, Biological Sciences
Form, function, and evolution of marine invertebrate larvae. Webpage

Patty Phelps
University of California, Los Angeles, Integrative Biology and Physiology
Patty will be finishing and submit three manuscripts from my research lab.

Anthony Pires, Ph.D.
Dickinson College, Biology
Neural and behavioral study of larval settlement and metamorphosis. Webpage

Thomas Pirtle, Ph.D.
The College of Idaho, Biology Dept
Neuronal control of locomotion in Clione limacina.

Ariana Pitchon
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Department of Anthropology
The use and valuation of marine common-pool resources, fisheries management, and the relationships among social, economic and ecological sustainability and the resilience of coastal regions.

Ann Potter, B.S.
WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Program
Long-term monitoring of endangered San Juan archipelago butterflies to assess status, determine current distribution, and work with landowners and managers to conserve species and habitat.

Warren Pulich Jr., Ph.D.
Texas State University, Meadows Center for Water and Environment
Landscape ecology studies of Zostera marina.

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.

Mary Reid
Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability
I will complete a manuscript describing the results of work performed under the aegis of an NSF-funded Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research.

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

Natalie Rivlin, B.S.
University of Chicago, Ecology & Evolution
Investigations of alternative state dynamics between eelgrass and sand dollars.

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

Donald Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus - Long Island University
Information theory and thermodynamics.

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
UC Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
Examination of subtidal crustose coralline algae in the San Juan Islands inside and outside kelp beds. Webpage

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

Emily Ryznar, B.S.
Examination of subtidal crustose coralline algae in the San Juan Islands inside and outside kelp bed

Jim Sample
Northern Arizona University, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Focus on evidence linking great earthquakes at the Cascadia margin with thermal perturbations and release of methane from gas hydrates into the environment.

Haila Schultz, High school
University of Puget Sound, Biology
Effects of sea star wasting disease on intertidal invertebrate.s Webpage

Megan Schwartz, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Nemertean morphological and molecular phylogenetics. Webpage

Kenneth Sebens, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Friday Harbor Laboratorie, 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
The role of Rho GTPases in morphological rearrangements during sea urchin early development.

Ron Shahar, Ph.D.
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Koret School of Veterinary Medicine
Investigation of the fatigue properties of anosteocytic fish bone. Webpage

Ilya Shmulevich
Institute for Systems Biology, Computational Biology
I plan to finalize two chapters of a system biology textbook I am co-authoring with Lee Hood.

Charles (Brad) Shuster, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Regulation of cell division in the early embryo. Webpage

Sarah Sloane, Ph.D.
University of Maine at Farmington, Natural Sciences
Nest-building behavior in the bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus): male and female contributions.

Craig Smith, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Oceanography
Studies of biodiversity, connectivity and ecosystem function in whale-bone and wood falls. Webpage

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

Brent Stewart, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dept of Radiology
I will be working on two book chapters Chapter 15: Radiation Exposure Monitoring Systems' in dose, Benefit and Risk in Medical Imaging and Artifacts in MRI.

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

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

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, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Influence of turbulence on the predatory impacts of cnidarian hydromedusae. Webpage

Billie Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Origin, evolution and development of the chordates. Webpage

Josh Swore, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Investigations of the genetic mechanisms underlying regeneration in ctenophores.

Michael Tassia, High school
UW, Department of Biology
Investigating various developmental processes of Pleurobrachia bachei.

Elizabeth Thompson, B.S.
Muhlenberg College
Investigations of black slug and banana slug feeding preferences.

Vera Trainer, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS, ECD
Investigation of seasonal variation in presence and abundance of algicidal bacteria in Northern Puget Sound and the potential consequence for the presence of harmful algal blooms in the same region. Webpage

Kevin Turner, Ph.D.
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. Faculty for Marine Birds and Mammals course and Pelagic Ecosystem Function research apprenticeship. Webpage

Jacob Valenzuela, Ph.D.
Institute for Systems Biology
Collaborations with Monica Orellana.

Lauren Vandepas, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
Examining innate immunity in ctenophores, through innate immunity gene expression.

Bruno Vellutini, M.S.
Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, University of Bergen
Investigation of mesodermal and endodermal development in brachiopods. 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 Univ. Marine Lab, Duke Univ. Marine Lab
Does the biomechanics of development affect organisms' sensitivity to the environment?

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

Damien Waits, B.S.
Auburn University, Biological Sciences
Evolution of Siboglinidae and developing novel bioinformatic programs.

John P. Wares
University of Georgia, Department of Genetics
I will be generating a thorough monograph on the barnacle Balanus glandula, a key player in community ecology and an organism that has generated significant insight for fields of biogeography, evolutionary ecology, larval biology, parasitology, population dynamics and demography, among other disciplines.

Eric Watson, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences
The origin and accumulation of hybrid incompatibilities in Tigriopus californicus.

Nathan Whelan, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Biology
Evolution of early metazoans. Webpage

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

Jon Wittouck
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Sally Woodin, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina, Biological Sciences
Bioadvection by the lugworm Abarenicola pacifica. Webpage

Stephen C. Woods, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry
Writing of a novel theoretical model of how many systems of the body are regulated.

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Ecology and restoration of eelgrass.

Sylvia Yamada, Ph.D.
Oregon State University, Zoology
Life History of the red rock crab (Cancer productus) by recovering individually tagged crab.

Samantha Zacarias, B.S.
California State University East Bay, Biology
Elucidating the neural circuitry behind odor induced movement in Tritonia tetraquetra.

Amanda Ziegler, B.S.
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography
Studies of biodiversity, connectivity and ecosystem function in whale-bone and wood falls.

Russel Zimmer, Ph.D.
Univesity of Southern California, Biological Sciences
Preparation of videos to document aspects of larval development and biology in select inverts. Webpage