Friday Harbor Laboratories

Researchers at FHL

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Maria Aguilar
State University of New York at Stony Brook
The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphologies, especially in molluscs.

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

Andrea Alfaro
Auckland University of Technology, Division of Applied Sciences

Brian Allen, B.S.
Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Integrated Watershed Sci & Mgmt
Allele effects on northern abalone populations. Webpage

Richard Allen, BSc (Hons)
University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences
Offspring size effects in planktotrophic larvae. Webpage

Robert Andersen, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories.
Algal systematics, including the heterokont algal tree of life.

Andreas Altenburger
University of Copenhagen
Gene expression analyses in Brachiopoda.

Chris Amemiya, Ph.D.
Virginia Mason Research Center, Benaroya Research Institute
Grant proposal to be submitted to the National Institutes of Health on our recent work on the functional genome of a basal vertebrate.

Robert Andersen, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of algal systematics to assemble the heterokont tree of life.

David Andrew, B.A.
University of Arizona, Arizona Research Labs, Division of Neurobiology
Neurophylogenetic analysis of arthropods.

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

Haroula Argiros, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Spatial regulation of cytokinesis.

Jose M.F. Babarro, Ph.D.
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (CSIC)
Ecophysiology of bivalve molluscs.

Catherine Bacon, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
The habitat and foraging ecology, behavior, population dynamics, boat noise and acoustic impacts on the Southern Resident killer whales.

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

Bruce Balick, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Astronomy Department
Collaborating on a project to study the formation of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen throughout cosmic history. We shall review the results of our new observations, critically review the methodologies and interpretive models that we will use to interpret our new data, and coordinate and synchronize our activities for the forthcoming year.

Loren Ballanti, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Permian extinction, brachiopods, bivalves, CO2, H2S. Webpage

Andres Barria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology and Biophysics
I will work on a paper entitled "Molecular mechanisms controlling NMDA-Receptor synaptic incorporation." My colleague and friend, Carolyn Bain from Fred Hutchison will work on her presentation to the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting entitled "Recruitment for a Nutrition and Exercise for Women Intervention Trial."

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

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

Phoenix Bell
St. Lawrence University, Biology
Homeobox gene expression in Membranipora.

William Bement, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Zoology
Understanding the mechanisms that control cytokinesis--the final step in the cell division cycle.

Barbara Bennett, MA
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
The southern resident killer whales that frequent the waters of the San Juan Islands from spring through fall have been designated as endangered by US and Canadian systems. Vessel interaction is one of many factors influencing their recovery. I will be researching transboundary coordination and policy design to reduce vessel interactions with this population of endangered marine mammals.

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

Rajendra K. Bordia
University of Washington, Dept of Materials Science & Engineering
I will be editing a conference proceeding. I was co-chair of an International conference on Sintering in November of 2008 and I will need to do the final editing of more than 50 papers.

Elizabeth Boulding, Ph.D.
University of Guelph, Integrative Biology
Marine population biology, molecular ecology, quantitative genetics, evolutionary ecology, conservation genetics, ecological genomics. Webpage

Joanne Bourgeois
University of Washington, Earth & Space Sciences
After three field seasons in the Kuril Islands and previously eight field seasons on the Kamchatka Peninsula (both Russian Far East, bordering the NW Pacific), I am working to synthesize several data sets.

Lyle L. Britt, Ph.D.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center
The sensory ecology and development of marine fishes.

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

Ann Budd
The University of Iowa, Department of Geoscience
Quantifying heritability of coral skeletal traits.

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

William Calvin, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science
Lecturer on Global warming for the Arthur Whiteley Lecture series.

David Carlon
University of Hawaii at Monoa, Department of Zoology
Quantifying heritability of coral skeletal traits.

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

Kit Yu Karen Chan, BSc
Unviersity of Washington, School of Oceanography
Behavioral responses of invertebrate larvae to environmental variables and their implications on their vertical distribution and hence dispersal.

Chi-Shuo Chen, M.S.
UC Merced, Bioengineering
The role of secretory granules in exocytosis Ca2+ signaling pathways.

Eric Chen, B.S.
UC Merced, Bioengineering
The role of secretory granules in exocytosis Ca2+ signaling pathways.

Wei-Chun Chin, PhD
UC Merced, Bioengineering
The role of secretory granules in exocytosis Ca2+ signaling pathways.

Tansy Clay, Ph.D.
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
Coordinator for GK-12 Marine Science Outreach Program.

Carrie Craig, B.S.
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.

Horacio de la Iglesia, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Biology Department
Planning research project to study biological clocks in crabs. Webpage

Anneclaire De Roos
University of Washington, Dept of Epidemiology
We are a group of epidemiologists from different academic institutions and at different stages of our careers, but with overlap in our research interests in the effects of environment and lifestyle exposures on developing disease. We will divide our time between writing manuscripts and proposals for research projects, as well as discussing ideas for teaching and collaborative projects.

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

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

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

Sharon Dobie
University of Washington, Dept. of Family Medicine
We will be able to prepare and collaborate on our knowledge base as clinicians and prepare to recertify for our specialties in Family Medicine.

Paolo Domenici, Ph.D.
International Marine Center, Organismal Biology Lab
Fish locomotion in relation with predator-prey interactions.

Kelly Dorgan, Ph.D.
University of California Berkeley, Integrative Biology
I study the interactions of infaunal animals with their physical environment, including the mechanics and energetics of burrowing in muddy sediments and bioirrigation of sediments. Webpage

Denise Drevdahl, Ph.D.
University of Washington - Tacoma, Nursing Program
Beginning two new manuscripts on an historical examination of public health nurses' role with respect to immigrants and reviewing nursing research publications with respect to genetics and race/ethnicity.

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

William Durham, M.S.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Microbial motility and mathematical biology. Webpage

Eva Dusek
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
How bivalves assimilate and excrete domoic acid.


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

Douglas Eernisse, Ph.D.
Calif. State University at Fullerton, Department of Biological Sciences
The morphological and molecular systematics of the seastar, Henricia. Webpage

Robin Elahi, M.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Investigations of the relative importance of local and regional processes in ecological communities.

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

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.
NOAA/NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Program
Acoustic effects on Southern Resident killer whales.

Dennis Evangelista, M.Eng.
University of California, Berkeley, Integrative Biology
Studies of the biomechanics of the swimming anemones, using particle image velocimetry, to test for the presence of rotation-based lift augmentation modes.

Joseph Farley, Ph.D.
Indiana University, Neuroscience
Cellular bases of learning & memory in Hermissenda. Webpage

Daniel Fernandes, B.S.
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Laboratory
Biology of gastropod early and larval development

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

Lisa Ferrier, B.S.
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division
Research on eelgrass (Zostera marina) stressors that caused observed eelgrass losses in the San Juan Archipelago. Our study uses a combination of eelgrass transplantation experiments and continuous and discrete environmental monitoring in order to assess and identify current eelgrass stressors in Westcott Bay. 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. Research Professor associated with the Center for Cell Dynamics.

Helen Ford
University of Victoria
Ecology and conservation of inshore marine systems

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

Karin Frey
University of Washington, Research Associate Professor
Shelley Hymel, PhD and I will complete a grant application to the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institute of Health. The project involves the creation of a change-sensitive measure of bullying, victimization and bystander behavior, and the testing of that measure in K-5, 6-8 and K-8 schools.

Carolyn Friedman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Aquatic & Fishery Science
Faculty from UW Fisheries who will be collaborating with Drew Harvell on a Ecology of Disease course for next summer.

Christine Froschl, B.S.
NOAA NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Program
I will be a research assistant on a project investigating Southern resident killer whale acoustic responses to noise.

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

James Gawel
University of Washington - Tacoma, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Investigating the spatial and temporal extent of arsenic contamination in south-central Puget Sound lake sediments, as well as arsenic remobilization from these sediments into the water column.

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

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

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

Sarah Gilman, Ph.D.
The Claremont Colleges, Joint Science Department
Effects of temperature and climate change on marine species. Webpage

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

Rebecca Gooding, B.A.
University of British Columbia, Dept. of Zoology
The effect of climate change on intertidal mussels. Webpage

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

Charles H. Greene, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Responses of global ocean ecosystems to climate. Webpage

H. Gary Greene, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Bathymetry of the Salish Sea.

Martha Groom, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Patch dynamics and restoration of eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds. Working on editing and writing a multi-authored textbook "Principles of Conservation Biology".

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

Branko Grunbaum
University of Washington, Dept of Mathematics
I would like to complete some research papers that have been delayed by my book, "Configurations of Points and Lines" and then take stock of possible research endeavors that I may reasonably undertake.

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

James C. Ha
University of Washington, Psych Dept & Regional Primate Res Ctr
Effects of changes in typhoon patterns in the Western Pacific on remote island bird populations and another, on differences in crow vocalizations.

Gayle Hansen
Oregon State University, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
Investigations of the taxonomy and biogeography of the marine algal species we find in subtidal areas off of Oregon are also around San Juan Island. Comparisons of my Oregon collections with those from the San Juan archipelago to be certain they are the same species.

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

Alexandra Hart, BA
University of Washington, Biology
Marine community ecology. Webpage

Drew Harvell, Ph.D.
Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Exploring how water temperature and acidity impact parasitism and resistance, we will expose Littorina spp and the trematode parasites to varying temperature and CO2 levels. Webpage

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

Scottie Henderson, Ph.D.
California State University Fullerton , Department of Biological Sciences
Life-histories of marine invertebrates.

Andreas Heyland, Ph.D.
University of Guelph, Integrative Biology
Evolution of nervous systems and their function.

Rick Hochberg, Ph.D.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Department of Biological Sciences
Investigations and teaching of marine invertebrate zoology.

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 my anthropogenic pollutants and other impacts. Webpage

Marla Holt, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Program
Acoustic effects on Southern Resident killer whales.

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

Jaquan Horton, M.S.
University of California Irvine, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Material properties of intestinal tissues in fish.

Shelley Hymel
University of British Columbia, Prof, Educationa & Counseling Psychology & Special Education
Karin Frey and I will complete a grant application to the Institute of Education Sciences and to the national Institute of Health. The project involves the creation of a change-sensitive measure of bullying, victimization and bystander behavior, and the testing of that measure in K-5, 6-8, and K-8 schools.

Fumio Iwata, Ph.D.
Hokkaido University, Zoological Institute, Faculty of Sciences
Taxonomic studies on new and reported speciers of nemerterans from Friday Harbor.

Michelle Jakaitis
University of Colorado, Boulder, BA expected Spring 2010
Describing and culturing a new species of green algal phytoplankton from the genus Halosphaera.

Christopher Janousek, Ph.D.
UC Davis, Dept of Plant Pathology
Compiling notes and photographs of the marine algal specimens housed in your herbarium, espeicially the brown algal flora of the Pacific Northwest.

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

Tiffany Johnson
Bennett College
Effect of food quality and salinity on the development and position of echinoderm larvae in haloclines.

Hannah Julich, B.S.
WA Department of Natural Resources, Nearshore Habitat Program
Investigations of the stressors affecting eelgrass recovery and survival in Westcott Bay.

Isabella Kappner, Ph.D.
American Museum of Natural History, Division of Invertebrate Zoology
Male mitochondria segregation in marine bivalves from early embryos to juvenile stages using immunostaining.

Darcy Kato, B.S.
California State University, East Bay, Biology
Investigations of how animals sense direction cues and control navigation, and we study the sea slug Tritonia diomedea as a model.

Julie Keister
University of Washington, School of Oceanography
I will be participating as a guest researcher in Chuck Greene's course on bioacoustics and hope to complete a manuscript titled, "Copepod species composition is linked to ocean transport in the Northern California Current."

Maureen Kelley, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
I will be drafting a scholarly paper for publication titled, "Courage in Compromise: Ethical Decision-making in Global Health." It will offer a general framework for ethical decision-making for health care professionals working in resource-poor settings.

Joel Kingsolver, Ph.D.
UNC, Chapel Hill, Department of Biology
I will be planning and writing my presidential address for the American Society of Naturalists (NSA). My address will be "Evolutionary Synthesis 3.0" and to begin work on an invited talk and paper, titled "Strength and Mode of Selection in Natural Populations." This will be presented at the Darwin Celebration in Chicago in October 2009.

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

Thomas Kleinteich, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Nearshore ecology; marine conservation biology and management. Webpage

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

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

Mimi Koehl , Ph.D.
University of California, Dept. of Integrative Biology

Michelle Koutnik, B.S.
University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences
Investigations of the histories of accumulation, ice thickness, and ice flow of ice sheets, and how to infer this valuable information using an inverse-theory approach. Webpage

Floyd Kregenow, MD
University of Washington, Biology
Systems Biology approach to identify polar granule parts.

Kannan Krishnan
The physical principles of magnetism, and applications of magnetic materials in information technology, spintronics and biomedical engineering.


Charles Laird, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dept of Biology
Strengthening the collaborations among scientists and clinicians of our group. Our Fragile X Research Center is the most diverse of the three funded by NIH and this diversity makes the collaborations potentially very rewarding in their creativity.

Charles Lambert, Ph.D.
Univ. of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Control of germinal vesicle breakdown in ascidian oocytes. Webpage

Gretchen Lambert, M.S.
California State University, Fullerton, Department of Biological Science
Investigations and writing about the phlebobranch ascidians of Guam. Webpage

Heather Lapin, B.A.
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Assessing attributes of resilience within the Washington Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This involves investigating both the natural system and the social system that utilizes the refuges in Washington State.

Kevin Laverty
University of Washington, Bothell, Business Administration Program
Analysis of the academic/research component of the University of Washington's Climate Action Plan. Develop research agenda and conduct background research for projects.

Tracy Leavy
US Fish and Wildlife Services
Surveys of native plant and butterflies in the San Juan Islands.

Lindsey Leighton, PhD
University of Alberta, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Biomechanics, predation, brachiopods & molluscs. Webpage

Jeffrey Levinton, Ph.D.
SUNY at Stony Brook, Department of Ecology & Evolution
Ecomorphology, ethology and sexual selection in fiddler crabs.

Elizabeth Lewis, B.S.
Dickinson College
The mechanical stimulation of metamorphosis.

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

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

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

Megan Mach, M.A.
University of British Columbia, AERL-IRES
Investigations of the impact of invasive species on coastal ecosystems and the impact of coastal ecosystems on invasive species.

George Mackie, D.Phil
University of Victoria, Biology
Neural basis of swimming inhibition in hydromedusae. Webpage

Max Maliska, B.S.
University of Washington, Biology
The influence of larval development on speciation in the intertidal periwinkle snail genus Littorina.

Nancy Manley
University of Georgia, Dept of Genetics
I am preparing a new Program Project Grant for submission to the National Institute on Aging on May 25th.

Michael D. Martin, DMD
University of Washington, Oral Medicine
The projects I have in mind include analysis of a data set for a completed study of a novel method for measuring oral lesions, the writing of the manuscript for that project, a re-write of an R01-NIH grant for submission, and beginning the literature review research to initiate another NIH grant proposal.

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

Rebecca Mason
Long-term ecological evaluation of San Juan Archipelago seagrass species; Zostera marina.

Paul Matson
University of California, Santa Barbara
Effects of elevated CO2 on larval green urchins.

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

Mike McCann, B.S.
Stony Brook University, Ecology and Evolution
The ecological impacts and spread of aquatic invasive species and the ecology and evolution of phenotypically plastic morphologies, especially in molluscs.

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

Duane McPherson, Ph.D.
SUNY at Geneseo, Biology
Neural circuitry and locomotion in gastropods.

Edward Miles
University of Washington, School of Marine Affairs
Investigations of the ocean acidification problem combined with changing ocean thermal structure in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Building a conceptual approach to risk assessment and management and elaborating strategies for ecosystem-based management.

Ashley Ellen Marie Miller, B.S.
The University of Guelph, Department of Integrative Biology
The role of thyroid hormones in echinoderm development by studying its effects on the larval development of three local Strongylocentrotus species.

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

Janelle Minter, B.S.
California State University, East Bay, Biology
Investigations of how animals sense direction cues and control navigation, through studies of the sea slug Tritonia diomedea.

Julie Mocklin
University of Washington, College of Forest Resources
Analysis of aerial photographs of bowhead whales for evidence of feeding.

Joan Miyazaki
SUNY Stony Brook, Biology Dept.
Redesign and modernization of our introductory biology laboratory sequence at Stony Brook University.

David R. Montgomery, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences
Visiting lecturer presenting his book "Dirt" on the role of soil erosion in the history of human civilization.

Leonid Moroz, Ph.D.
University of Florida, Neuroscience
Evolution of nervous systems.

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

Jessica Morten, B.A.
Skidmore College
Investigations of the causes behind the decline in population of the Southern Resident killer whales.

Valerie Mucciarelli, B.S.
University of Victoria
Energy flow and food web dynamics in inshore marine ecosystems.

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

Elizabeth Murphy, B.A.
UC Berkeley, Integrative Biology
Studying the interactions of infaunal animals with their physical environment, including the mechanics and energetics of burrowing in muddy sediments and bioirrigation of sediments.

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

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

Charles E. Murry
University of Washington, Dir., Center for Cardiovascular Biology
We have assembled 5 leading UW faculty whose expertise covers key areas of cardiovascular research, including mechanisms of disease, contractile function, electrophysiology and vascular biology. Dr. Robert Jennings from Duke Univer., a leading figure in cardiac research will also be joining us.



Sanami Nakayama
Scripps College
Effects of temperature on a rocky shore community.

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

Tigran Norekian, Ph.D.
Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences
Neural mechanisms of feeding behavior in the pteropod mollusc Clione. Neural control of locomotion in ctenophores - neurotransmitters.

Dawn Noren, Ph.D.
NOAA/NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Marine Mammal Program
Investigations of the Southern Resident killer whales (J, K and L pods).



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 Hawai'i at Manoa, College of Natural Resources, Botany Dept
Taxonomy and phylogenetic investigations of microalgae and protozoa, with special emphasis on smaller green algae and amoebae.

Marvin O'Neal
Stony Brook University, Biology
Writing a grant to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) for the re-design and modernization of our introductory biology laboratory sequence at Stony Brook University.

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

Shigeko Ooishi, Dr. Sci
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Taxonomy of copepods associated with ascidians.

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



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

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

Felipe Paredes, M.A.
University of Maine, School of Marine Sciences
Investigations of the drivers that facilitate or resist marine invasions in several regions, such as Chile, Gulf of Maine, Caribbean and east North Pacific. I am also comparing the distribution of these invasives species with respect to native species biogeographic patterns. Webpage

Bruno Passarelli
California State University Long Beach, Department of Biology Sciences


Gustav Paulay
University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History
Investigations and teaching of marine invertebrate zoology.

Anthony Pires, Ph.D.
Dickinson College, Biology
Neural control of metamorphosis in marine invertebrates.

Thomas Pirtle, Ph.D.
Abilene Christian University, Biology
Cellular mechanisms of swim control in Clione limacina.

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

Jerry Pollack, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Bioengineering
Working on my forthcoming book about water, energy and life.

Ann Potter, B.A./B.S.
WA Dept of Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife Program
Investigations of the distribution and habitat of a rare San Juan Islands endemic 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 formalize this model in a theoretical paper to be submitted to a high-impact journal.

Andrew Ransick, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology, Division of Biology 156-29
Investigations of comparative invertebrate embryology.

Abigail Reft, M.A.
Ohio State University, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
Morphology and function of nematocysts in Cnidaria.

Stephen Reller
University of Puget Sound, Biology
To observe predation in marine environments between sea stars and mussels.

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

Lynn Riddiford, Ph.D.
HHMI - Janiela Farm Research Campus, Janelia Farm Research Campus
Developmental endocrinology of arthropod embryogenesis. Webpage

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

Gabriel Rivera
University of the Virgin Islands
Investigations of the foraging activity of Nucella ostrina.

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

Francois Robin, Ph.D.
University of Aix-Marseille II
Cortical tension, adhesion, cell and embryo shape.

Delany Rodriguez, M.S.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Spatial regulation of cytokinesis.

Donald Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus - Long Island University
Working on growth as a sequential process involving some sort of preparatory or transitional phase followed by a fast phase, as in the classical A->B->C-> chemical reaction.

Tanya Rogers
University of Puget Sound
Investigations of marine ecology, including community interactions, invasive species, fishes, invertebrates, and conservation.

Laura Rogers-Bennett, Ph.D.
Univ. California Davis, Bodega Marine Lab
Allele effects on northern abalone populations.

Lauren Ross
Ecostudies Institute
Ecostudies Institute is a nonprofit organization that addresses pressing problems in the conservation of plants, animals, and their habitats. We accomplish our mission through rigorous scientific research, on-the-ground management, and education and outreach. We work independently, and in partnership with other dedicated conservation organizations and agencies.

Robert Rubin
Samta Rosa Junior College, Biology Department
Investigations of annelid worm tube structure as compared to those found as fossils in the Burgess Shale.



Craig Sandgren, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Biological Sciences
Physiological and life history adaptations of seaweeds for life in the intertidal. Practical systematics of local phytoplankton.

Dolores Sare
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division
Monitoring eelgrass populations in the Salish Sea.

Anja Schanz, Ph.D.
WA State Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources Division
Research on eelgrass (Zostera marina) stressors that caused observed eelgrass losses in the San Juan Archipelago. Our study uses a combination of eelgrass transplantation experiments and continuous and discrete environmental monitoring in order to assess and identify current eelgrass stressors in Westcott Bay. Webpage

Chris Schneider, Ph.D.
Alberta Geological Society, Geology
Epibiosis, cidarid urchins, carbonate sediments.

Justin Schuetz
As both an artist and a biologist, I am interested in understanding the natural world and will pursue a series of solo and collaborative art/science projects to share with the FHL community.

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

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

Kristin M. Sherrard, Ph.D.
University of Washington
Effect of scaling factors on performance and survival in a suspension-feeding marine invertebrate. RA for research apprentice team investigating gene network dynamics and cellular behavior.

Caitlin Shishido
University of Puget Sound
Investigations of marine ecology, including community interactions, invasive species, fishes, invertebrates, and conservation.

Ilya Shmulevich
Institute for Systems Biology, Computational Biology
Working on a book on Probabilistic Boolean networks as models of genetic regulatory networks to be published by SIAM press.

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

Charles Shuster, Ph.D.
New Mexico State University, Department of Biology
Regulation of the cell cycle during embryogenesis. Webpage

Jenny Sider
Amundsen High School
Investigations of the mechanisms that control cytokinesis -- the final step in the cell division cycle.

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

Samantha Smoot, B.S.
College of Charleston, Grice Marine Lab
Physiological ecology of development in intertidal habitats.

Erik Sperling
Yale University
Collections for investigations of large-scale animal systematics.

Freya Spielberg, Ph.D.
RTI International, Senior Health Scientist
I plan to have revisions of the following manuscripts to submit for publication: Computer-Facilitated Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Care Settings: Provider and Patient Usability and Acceptability and Computer-Facilitated Rapid HIV Testing in Emergency Care Settings: A Comparative Effectiveness Trial.

Deborah Spikes
Stony Brook University, Biology
Redesign and modernization of our introductory biology laboratory sequence at Stony Brook University.

Hillary St. John
St. Lawrence University, Biology
Homeobox gene expression in Membranipora.

Emily Stafford, B.S.
University of Alberta, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Gastropods, Predation, Shell repair.

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
Functional morphology and ecology of marine fishes.

Brent Stewart, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Dept of Radiology
My plan is to translate from French to English key pages from the book "Le second principe le la science du temps: entropie, information, irreversibilite" by Olivier Costa de Beauregard. I am interested in the general processes of physics, chemistry and biological evolution from the standpoint of information theory and the concept of negentropy.

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

Steve Stricker, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, Department of Biology
Mechanisms of oocyte maturation and fertilization in marine invertebrates.

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

Jon Svendsen, M.Sc.
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Marine Biological Laboratory
Investigations of the functional morphology of marine fishes.

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



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

Michael Temkin, Ph.D.
St. Lawrence University, Biology Department
Early development of gymnolaemate bryozoans.

Stephanie Thornton, B.A.
Cornell University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Explorations of how water temperature and acidity impact parasitism and resistance, we will expose Littorina spp and the trematode parasites to varying temperature and CO2 levels.

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

James Truman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, HHMI
Faculty leading a team of research apprentices investigating developmental endocrinology of arthropod embryogenesis.

Kevin Turner, B.S.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Labs
Investigations of the effects of protection granted by marine protected areas in San Juan Channel on benthic communities.

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

Carrie Tyler, M.S.
Virginia Tech., Geosciences
Biomechanics, Predation, Brachiopods & Molluscs. Webpage



Dawn Vaughn, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories
Predator-induced defensive responses in marine invertebrate larvae. Webpage

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

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

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

Valerie Virta, B.S.
University of Washington, Department of Biology
Comparative invertebrate embryology.

George von Dassow, Ph.D.
University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Cytoskeletal behavior and function in embryonic cells. Webpage



Amelinda Webb, M.S.
Yale University, Geology and Geophysics
Predation, Biomineralization, Brachiopods & Molluscs.

Allison Welch, Ph.D.
College of Charleston, Dept of Biology
The heritability of sexually-selected characteristics in gray tree frog.

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

Jason Wood , Ph.D.
Beam Reach Program.

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

Stephen C. Woods, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati, Department of Psychiatry
We plan to finalize the conceptual protions as well as the writing of a novel theoretical model of how many systems of the body are regulated. We plan to formalize this model in a theoretical paper to be submitted to a high-impact journal.

Linda Wordeman, Ph.D.
University of Washington, Physiology & Biophysics
Imaging centromere dynamics in echinoderms. Webpage

Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria, Ph.D.
University of Washington, College of Forest Resources, UW Botanic Gardens
Long-term ecological evaluation of San Juan Archipelago seagrass species; Zostera marina, Z. japonica and Phyllospadix scouleri. Development of a program, Environmental Education on the Ferries, to support the goals of the Puget Sound Partnership.



Reakweeda Zazay
George Washington University
Investigations of the orientation and navigation in the nudibranch gastropod Tritonia diomedea, and its physiological mechanisms.

Samantha Zeman, B.S.
U.C.Berkeley, Intergrative Biology
My research interests include studying infaunal invertebrates and how they interact with bottom boundary layer structure.

Alison Zenel
W.M. Keck Joint Science Center
Measurement of the effects of climate change on the metabolic rate and foraging behavior of Nucella ostrina within a rocky intertidal community.

Russel Zimmer, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Biological Sciences
Fertilization biology of gymnoalaemate bryozoans.