Dr. Megan Dethier: Stressed out seaweed: the effect of environmental stress and herbivory on Fucus.
Dr. Richard B. Emlet: Evolutionary, ecological and biomechanical evaluation of organismal structure and function, emphasizing developmental, larval and juvenile stages of marine invertebrates. Life history evolution from historical, functional, ecological perspectives.
Dr. Sophie George: The effect of mixed algal diets and artificial diets on larval growth and development of echinoderms. Behavioural and morphological changes of echinoderm larvae exposed to different salinity gradients. And, population size distribution and density of the sand dollar Mellita isometra along the coast of Georgia.
Dr. Sarah Gilman: The influence of abiotic factors on an organism's ecology and evolution; in particular, how temperature can affect patterns of local adaptation and population dynamics over both local and latitudinal spatial scales.
Dr. Charles H. Greene: Research interests ranging from the ecological dynamics of marine animal populations to the effects of global climate change on marine ecosystems.
Dr. Brian Helmuth: Mathematical and physical modeling to predict patterns of body temperature in intertidal animals using climate data from satellites and weather stations. These data help predict where trouble spots are most likely to emerge in the face of climate change, a form of "ecological triage."
Dr. Andreas Heyland: The evolution of complex developmental programs such as metamorphosis and neurogenesis by combining experimental physiological and genomic approaches in investigations of molluscs and echinoderms.
Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia: The neural and molecular bases of biological rhythmicity in intertidal crustaceans of the Pacific Northwest.
Dr. Vikram Iyengar: Studies of the behavioral ecology of arthropods, with an emphasis on how the costs and benefits of mate choice and differences in parental investment shape the evolution of arthropod mating systems.
Dr. Robert D. Podolsky: Evolutionary ecology and functional biology of marine invertebrate early life-history stages.
Dr. Pei-Yuan Qian: Comparative study of bacterial community composition in marine sponges from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with focus on the roles of bacteria in the production of metabolites with antibacterial and antifouling activities.
Dr. Lynn M. Riddiford: The evolution of metamorphosis and hormonal control of embryonic development in the ancestral insects.
Dr. Richard Strathmann: My research goal is to develop and test hypotheses that explain why the beautiful and diverse patterns of development of marine animals have evolved as they have instead of in other ways.
Dr. Frederick Tsuji: Chemistry and molecular biology of bioluminescence in squid, fish, crustacean, firefly, and polychaete worm. Protein structure and function, e.g. Aequorea green fluorescent protein, and biological oxidation My work with aequorin and GFP depended on Aequorea victoria which was collected while staying at Friday Harbor Laboratories.
Dr. Andreas Wanninger. Evolutionary and developmental processes in marine invertebrates, and how animal body plans are established during ontogeny and how they evolved through time.