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Barry Ache, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Whitney Laboratory
The cellular mechanisms of olfactory transduction.

Jonathan Alberts, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Building object-oriented computer models of cellular processes such as actin-based motility, bacterial plasmid segregation, and contractile ring formation.

Katharine Ayers
University of Washington, Biology Department
Non-invasive fecal sampling to study the effects of prey abundance, boat traffic and polyhalogenated toxins on killer whale health

David Bain, Ph.D.
University of Washington
The effects of vessel traffic on killer whale behavior.

Robin W. Baird, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Department of Psychology
Foraging behavior and foraging ecology of killer whales

Garth Baldwin
Drayton Archaeological Research LLC
Conduct an archaeological survey.

Loren Ballanti
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Elucidating the mechanisms of mass extinction and how they affect the long-term evloution of metazoans.

Elizabeth Balser, Ph.D.
Illinois Wesleyan University, Dept of Biology
Inverts Workshop.

Russel Barsh
Kwiaht
Historical ecology of the Salish Sea region.

Rachel Bearon
University of Liverpool, Dept. of Mathematical Sciences
Combining laboratory experiments with mathematical models to understand when swimming may impact cell abundance and distribution.

Anne Beaudreau, M.S.
University of Washington, Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences
Investigations of trophic relationships between lingcod and their prey across temporal and spatial scales in the San Juan Archipelago and examines the role of human resource use (fishing) in altering these predator-prey relationships.

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

Yvonne Beckham, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of molecular biological aspects of various research projects at the Center for Cell Dynamics that focus on the cytoskeletal dynamics of cell division.

William Bement, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zoology
Investigations of signal transduction during cell division.

Cory Bishop, Ph.D.
University of Hawaii, Department of Biology
Investigations of the physiological and cellular mechanisms that regulate the timing of metamorphosis in marine invertebrates.

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

Natika Bock
University of Victoria
Investigation of peripheral nervous system and magnetoreception in Tritonia diomeda.

Paul Bourdeau, M.S.
SUNY at Stony Brook, Ecology & Evolution
Ecological causes and consequences of phenotypic plasticity.

Michael Boyle
Comparative Embryology of the Marine Invertebrates.

Joel Breems
University of Washington, Urban Horticulture
Investigations of ecology and distribution of Zostera marina.

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

Federico Brown, B.S.
University of Washington, Dept of Biology
Investigations of developmental programs that are involved in teh evolution of asexual budding and regeneration in colonial ascidians.

Dan Brumbaugh, Ph.D.
American Museum of Natural History
Investigations and teaching of marine and coastal conservation science.

Jennifer L. Burnaford, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound, Biology Department
Investigations of the effects of species interactions on intertidal community structure.

Shaun D. Cain, Ph.D.
Eastern Oregon University, Department of Biology
Investigations of the neural basis of natural behavior using an invertebrate model system, namely Tritonia diomedea.

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

Elsa Carlisle
Restore America Estuaries
Investigations of some possible fall restoration projects.

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 shore habitats. Webpage

David Carroll, Ph.D.
Florida Institute of Technology
Research into signal transduction during oocyte maturation and fertilization in echinoderms.

Joel Cavallo, B.S.
Indiana University
Cellular and molecular bases of learning and memory in Hermissenda.

Andy Clark, B.S.
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Zoology Department
Investigations of signal transduction during cell division.

Howard Clarke, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics
Investigations of the role of the contractile actomyosin cytoskeleton in segregating polarity determinants during asymmetric cell division in the C. elegans embryo.

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

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

Cliff Cunningham
Duke University, Department of Biology
To promote synthesis among disparate scientific disciplines in two areas. A) To assemble a preliminary database about the demography and evolution of senescence (deterioration with age) across the Tree of Life, and B) To assemble an international research network of scientists to study the Temperate Pacific Biota as a whole.

Brooke Danaher
Center for Cell Dynamics


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

Renee Di Pippo
University of Rhode Island
Investigations of the effects of species interactions on intertidal community structure.

Paolo Domenici, Ph.D.
International Marine Center, Organismal Biology Lab
Investigations and teaching of fish locomotion in relation with predator-prey interactions.

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

Eva Dusek, B.S.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Modeling and investigations of the suspension-feeding capacity of intertidal invertebates in Puget Sound, particularly on the toxin-producing diatom Pseudo-nitzschia.

Hisham El-Shaffey
Georgia Southern University
Investigations of the effect of food quality and salinity on the development of echinoderm larvae.

Robin Elahi, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of marine subtidal ecology.

Joseph Farley, Ph.D.
Indiana University, Program in Neuroscience
Cellular and molecular bases of learning and memory in Hermissenda.

Vilaiwan Fernandes
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Student investigator at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

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.

Lindsay France
University of Washington - Tacoma, Environmental Sciences
Using novel approaches such as in situ larval culturing and elemental fingerprinting to study the transport and larval duration of marine invertebrates.

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

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

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

Ryan Gile, B.S.
Center for Cell Dynamics, Friday Harbor Labs
Authoring java software to emulate biological processes.

Sarah Gilman, Ph.D.
The Claremont Colleges, Joint Science Department
Phenotypic plasticity and habitat specialization in snails of the genus Lottia.

Raymon M. Glantz, Ph.D.
Rice University and Friday Harbor Labs, Dept of Biochemistry
Polarization vision in decapod crustacea: The role of polarized light in form and motion vision.

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Teaching and investigations of marine bioacoustics. Webpage

Daniel Grunbaum, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Teaching and investigations of larval biology.

Joanna Gyory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Observations of Membranipora membranacea cyphonautes larvae in a flume tank to determine whether settlement behaviors are affected by different flow velocities.


Kenneth Halanych, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Biology Department
Understanding the evolutionary history of marine invertebrates.

Kenneth Halanych, Ph.D.
Auburn University, Biology Department
Understanding the evolutionary history of marine invertebrates. Webpage

Brad Hanson, M.S.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, National Marine Fisheries Service
Prey selection and foraging behavior of southern resident killer whales.

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

Mike Hart, Ph.D.
Simon Fraser University, Dept of Biological Sciences
Investigations of marine invertebrates.

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

Scottie Y. Henderson, Ph.D.
University of Puget Sound
Investigation of the life-histories of two erect forming bryozoans, Bugula pacifica and Bugula sp.

Michelle Herko, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Protein isolation and characterizaztion as research tech at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

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

John Horne, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Research and teaching on marine bioacoustics.

Erika Hoyos Ramirez
University of Washington
Student investigator at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

YW Toni Hsu
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Collecting crabs for Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia circadian rhythm studies.

Zachary Hughes
University of Washington
Investigations of Zostera marina (eelgrass) with Dr. Sandy Wyllie-Echevveria.

Alana Hysert
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Staff member in K-12 marine science outreach program. Tech for David Duggins on JEMS project.

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

Erika V. Iyengar, Ph.D.
Muhlenberg College, Biology Department
Evolutionary radiation of suspension feeding in marine snails.


Hannah Julich
University of Washington - Tacoma, Environmental Sciences
Using novel approaches such as in situ larval culturing and elemental fingerprinting to study the transport and larval duration of marine invertebrates.

Jeffrey S. Jensen, Ph.D.
University of Maryland, Department of Biology
Predation by pile perch (Rhacochilus vacca) on Mytilus, and its relationship to the properties of byssal threads.

Emily Jordan
Indiana University
Cellular and molecular bases of learning and memory in Hermissenda.

Hannah Julich
University of Washington - Tacoma, Environmental Sciences
Using novel approaches such as in situ larval culturing and elemental fingerprinting to study the transport and larval duration of marine invertebrates.

Carrie Kappel, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Barbara, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Faculty for Marine and Coastal Conservation Science 2007

Isabella Kappner
University of Illinois at Chicago and Field Museum, Department of Zoology
Vital labeling of sperm mitochondria and their fate in a protrandrous bivalve, Tapes philippinarum.

Elena Keeling, Ph.D.
California Polytechnic State University, Biological Science Department
Sabbatical research with Dr. Billie Swalla

Hans Kelstrup
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of developmental and behavioral endocrinology of arthropods.

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, B.S.
Harvard University, Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Describing and culturing a new species of green algal phytoplankton from the genus Halosphaera.

Mimi Koehl , Ph.D.
University of California, Dept. of Integrative Biology
Studies of how kelp exposed to rapidly-flowing water grow into different shapes than kelp living in more protected habitats.

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

James Kreft
University of California at Berkeley, Dept. of Integrative Biology
Examinations of the flora and fauna attached to the tires on the floating dock at FHL and perhaps at other floating docks in the area.

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

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

Jeffrey Levinton, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, Department of Ecology & Evolution
The ecology and evolutionary history of fiddler crabs. Writing a third edition of my textbook, "Marine Biology: Function, Biodiversity, Ecology."

Sally Leys
University of Alberta, Department of Biological Sciences
Invedstigations of comparative embryology of marine invertebrates.

Ryan Littlefield, Ph.D.
UW & Scripps Research Institute, Center for Cell Dynamics
Elucidating the role of graded polarity actomyosin bundles in migrating cells.

Ellis Loew, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Investigations of visual systems of fishes. Webpage

Roger Longley, Ph.D.
Pacific Sciences Institute
Development and function of the pulmonate nervous system.

Suzanne Lunsford
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Lab
Reproductive ecology and morphological and physiological plasticity of an intertidal opisthobranch mollusc.

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

Megan Mach, B.S.
University of British Columbia
Investigations of marine invertebrates.

George Mackie, Ph.D.
University of Victoria, Biology Department
Peripheral innervation of hatching squid.

Svetlana Maslakova, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Evolution of larval development in Nemerteans. Webpage

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

Katie McDonald, Ph.D.
University of Washington , Biology Department
Assessing the risks that invertebrate larvae run as they develop through settlement.

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

Robert W. Meech, Ph.D.
University of Bristol, Physiology Department
The evolution of the first nervous systems.

Rachel Ann Merz, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College, Department of Biology
Analysis of polychaete tube structures in association with the design of chaetae.

Nancy Metcalf
Indiana University
Cellular and molecular bases of learning and memory in Hermissenda.

Bruce Miller, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences
Investigations of nearshore and MPAs functions for fish species of diverse life histories, with emphasis on dispersal and retention of marine fish eggs, larvae, juveniles, and adults.

Claudia E. Mills, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Biology of medusae, ctenophores and siphonophores; invasion of introduced clam Nuttallia obscurata into Puget Sound; plant surveys of UW properties in the San Juan Islands; centennial history of FHL. Webpage

Amy Moran, Ph.D.
Clemson University, Department of Biological Sciences
Comparisons of egg mass physiology between Antarctic and temperate marine invertebrates: exploring temperature and oxygen as constraints on organismal design.

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Neuroscience & Zoology
Genomic bases of neuronal identity and plasticity; evolution of neural systems.

Thomas F. Mumford
WA. Department of Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources
Investigations and teaching about marine algae species in the San Juans.

Edwin M. Munro, Ph.D.
Center for Cell Dynamics, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Investigations of the cellular, cytoskeletal and mechanical bases for morphogenesis.

Madrona Murphy
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
Investigations of plant-human interactions in the San Juan Archipelago and using the tools of genetic analysis and molecular biology to investigate these relationships.

James Murray, Ph.D.
University of Central Arkansas, Department of Biology
Investigations and teaching of the neural basis for behavior in Tritonia diomedea.

Jan A. Newton, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory
Investigations and teaching of Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Jennifer Nomura
University of Washington
Investigations of pelagic ecosystem function in the San Juan Archipelago.

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

Sara O'Brien
University of Washington, Dept of Biology
Investigations of arrival biology and reproductive physiology of lowland sparrows.

Charles O'Kelly, Ph.D.
University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Botany Dept
Taxonomic diversity and evolutionary history of the smaller marine green algae.

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

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

Rich Osborne, Ph.D.
The Whale Museum
Marine mammal ecology and behavior.

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.

Rebecca M. Price, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Bothell, Interdisciplinary Arts & Science
We are exploring how damage, temperature, erosion and diet affect phenotypic plasticity in Nucella lamellosa.

Dianna K. Padilla, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, Department of Ecology & Evolution
Studying the dispersal and impacts of invasive species in marine reserves, especially aquaculture escapees, as well as phenotypic plasticity in feeding & morphology in gastropods.

Louise Page, Ph.D.
University of Victoria, Department of Biology
Workshop for teaching marine invertebrate zoology.

Sandra Parker-Stetter, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Investigations and teaching of Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Yale Passamaneck, Ph.D.
Weill Medical College, Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology
My research focuses on the phylogenetics and developmental evolution of lophophorates: brachiopods, phoronids and bryozoans

Galina A. Pavlova, Ph.D.
Moscow State University, 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
Developed and implemented workshop for instructors of invertebrate zoology.

Anthony Pires, Ph.D.
Dickinson College, Department of Biology
Investigations of larvae of Crepidula fornicata and on larvae of polychaetes, probably nereids and Armandia brevis collected from the nightlight and Serpula columbiana collected from Argyle Creek.

Thomas J. Pirtle, Ph.D.
Abilene Christian University, Biology Department
Locomotor control in the peropod mollusk Clione limacina.

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

Jerry Pollack, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Bioengineering
Outlining a sequel to book "Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life," dealing with energetics: how the energy of the sun is ultimately transposed into energy that can be used by the cell.

Kathleen Rankin
University of Washington, Dept of Physiology and Biophysics
Live imaging of chromosome oscillations in dividing sand dollar embryos.

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
Bodega Marine Lab, Bodega Marine Lab
Examine the role of ecosystem in the restoration of the threatened northern abalone.

Donald Rogers
Professor Emeritus - Long Island University
Data analysis to determine the stabilities of transition states of free radical formation.

Ellis B. Ridgway, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Physiology
Role of calcium in muscle contraction.

Lynn Riddiford, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Investigations of developmental and behavioral endocrinology of arthropods. Webpage

Mary Rice, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Marine Station
Reproduction, development and larval biology of the phylum Sipuncula.

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.


Richard A. Satterlie, Ph.D.
Univ. North Carolina, Wilmington, Center for Marine Sciences
Neural control of wing stiffness in a Pteropod mollusk.

Anja Schanz, Ph.D.
Washington Dept of Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources
The purpose of our visit is a site selection and test 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

G. Carl Schoch, Ph.D.
Alaska Ocean Observing System
Writing two papers: (a) a quantitative analysis of Puget Sound estuarine habitats and the associated invertebrate communities, and (b) a descriptive analysis of a selection process used to identify candidtate habitats for a marine reserve design on the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula.

Christopher Schoff, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of early asymetric cell divisions in C. elegans.

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

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.

Weiyang Shi
University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology
Visiting investigator at the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Jenny Sider
Friday Harbor Laboratories, Center for Cell Dynamics
Signal transduction during cell division.

Wendy Silk
University of California - Davis, Department of Land, Air & Water Resources
Investigations of how kelp exposed to rapidly-flowing water grow into different shapes than kelp living in more protected habitats.

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

John Steffensen, Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen, Marine Biological Laboratory
Investigations and teaching of the functional morphology of fish swimming.

Jonathan Stern, Ph.D.
Minke whale feeding ecology and habitat use.

Hannah Stewart, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
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 invertbrates. Evolution of development rates. Webpage

Steve Stricker, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
Kinase activities during egg maturation.

Nadia Suarez-Bosche
University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre
To test whether starfish larval regeneration is the result of proliferation of a small number of initiator cells, or reorganization of large parts of larval body.

Adam Summers, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Biomechanics and the properties of biological materials, primarily in fishes.

Jon Svendsen, M.Sc.
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Department of Inland Fisheries
Investigations of the functional morphology of marine fishes.

Billie Swalla, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Evolution and development of the Chordates. Webpage

Brett Szymik, B.S.
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Biomechanics of swimming and changes of locomotory speed in the pteropod mollusk Clione limacina.

Sherry Tamone, Ph.D.
University of Alaska Southeast, Marine Biology Department
Reproductive physiology of Dungeness crabs (Cancer magister) in Puget Sound as compared to populations in southeastern Alaska.

David Tapley, Ph.D.
Salem State College, Department of Biology
I will be working on two articles for publication. One is related to oxidative stress in zooxanthellate symbioses, the other with oxidative stress in thiotrophic clams, including Solmya reidi, which can be found in the Puget Sound/Vancouver Island region.

Shang You Tee, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Center for Cell Dynamics
CCD postdoctoral research associate.

Robert W. Thacker
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Depart. of Biology
Analysis of field data and development of a quantitative model based on these data on symbioses between cyanobcteria and sponges collected in Belize and Panama. Examination of sponges in the Friday Harbor area.

Graeme Thorn
University of Liverpool, UK, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Consultations with Prof Grunbaum about experiments currently taking place at UW, and possible future experiments as part of a research grant proposal.

Tamara Trinidad
University of Puerto Rico (BS 12/06)
Investigations of species interactions between pea crabs and the introduced purple varnish clam.

Gary Truman
Eastern Oregon University
Investigations of magnetic orientation in Tritonia diomedea.

Kevin Turner, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
TA for Marine Subtidal Ecology 2007

Xavier Turon, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Biology (Invertebrates), Department of Animal Biology (Invertebrates)
Illg Distinguished Lecturer for 2007.

Breck Tyler, Ph.D.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Long Marine Laboratory
Investigations and teaching of Pelagic Ecosystem Function in the San Juan Archipelago.

Dawn Vaughn
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Predator-induced defensive morphologies in marine zooplankton.

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

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

Rosamund (Roz) Wealthall
University of Washington, Biology
TA Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms in Marine Arthropods

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, Centre for Mathematical Biology
Investigations and teaching of marine conservation biology .

H. Arthur Woods, Ph.D.
University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences
Comparisons of egg mass physiology between Antarctic and temperate marine invertebrates: exploring temperature and oxygen as constraints on organismal design.

Linda Wordeman
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
Live imaging of chromosome oscillations in dividing sand dollar embryos.

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Investigations of the ecology of the eelgrass Zostera marina. Webpage

Cheryl Ann Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of California, Biology Dept.
Physical processes affecting larval settlement.