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Jose Andrade Lopez

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2015
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Natalie Arnoldi

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2018

Hannah Elizabeth Blondin

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2018

Paul Bump

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Summer 2016
Paul Bump is an explorer of the small and squishy. His research in strange, enigmatic, marine invertebrates hopes to unlock secrets around basic biological processes and provide novel perspectives to advance fundamental cell biology research. He currently studies how an organism can build two wildly different bodies during its life while having access to the same genetic information. While puzzling, the process of indirect development, with distinct larval and adult body plans, is the most common developmental strategy in many animals. His research involves studying the metamorphosis of (...)

Benjamin Burford

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2015
I earned my B.S. in field and wildlife biology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2013. After graduation, I worked for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and the National Marine Fisheries Service in the respective fields of deep sea and anadromous fish ecology. In fall 2015, I enrolled in the Biology PhD program at Stanford University where my research utilizes in situ footage, scientific surveys, animal-borne data loggers, oceanographic data and molecular techniques to understand the migratory behaviors of ecologically and economically important Pacific squids and the environmental (...) Hiding in plain sight: Mimicry in a juvenile deep-sea squid

David Cade

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2014 Student Employee, Hopkins Marine Station

Rachel Ragnhild Carlson

Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources

Rachel Crane

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2015
Rachel is interested in molluscan shell form. Animals’ shells defend them from a variety of environmental dangers and predatory attacks, including a multitude of low-magnitude, repeated stresses, which could cumulatively cause lethal fatigue damage. She studies how shell features—from composition and microstructure to overall morphology—contribute to fatigue resistance. By developing new mechanical techniques to test shell fatigue resistance, she hopes to answer questions about the evolution of shell shape and the ecological interactions between hard-shelled molluscs, their predators, and the (...) Rachel's Website

Max Frank Czapanskiy

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2018

James Andrew Fahlbusch

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2018

William Taylor Gough

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2017
The margin between life and death is defined by an animal’s ability to navigate its environment and find food. For his PhD thesis work, Will Gough has been using biologging tags to study how locomotion and feeding kinematics scale with body size up to and including whales - the largest animals that have ever lived. Insights from this work will help us understand how these species move within and reacts to their local environment and give us a more complete picture of their physiology and energetic demands. As we move forward into the Anthropocene, these answers could help us develop more (...)

Richard Grewelle

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2016
Richard Grewelle is a current PhD student motivated to understand ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of wildlife disease systems. Prior research areas involve bioinformatics, phylogenetics, and disease ecology. Although with previous experience in terrestrial diseases, including Y. pestis (plague), Richard pursues marine disease ecology due to the lack of knowledge surrounding systems we hardly encounter. Marine diseases present significant challenges to not only biologists; they may devastate fragile ecosystems supporting fisheries or providing ecological services. Richard works (...)

Katrina Clara Hounchell

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2017

Shirel Kahane-Rapport

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2016

Juhyung Lee

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2014

Elora H. López

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2015
Elora López is a Ph.D. candidate in Biology at Stanford University. She uses genomics to address questions about the ecology, evolution, and conservation of marine life. Her research spans a wide range of topics, including coral bleaching recovery in American Samoa, somatic mutations in very long-lived organisms, and the effects of nuclear radiation on wildlife at Bikini Atoll, a former nuclear testing site in the Marshall Islands. López's first research expedition to Bikini Atoll was featured on the PBS documentary series Big Pacific in June 2017. Her research projects have also been (...) Personal Site

Elizabeth Mansfield

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2016

Julia Grace Mason

Temp - Non-Exempt, Hopkins Marine Station

Jamie McDevitt-Irwin

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2017

Nicole E. Moyen

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2017
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William Oestreich

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2017

Cheyenne Yancey Payne

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2018

Nia Symone Walker

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2017

Timothy White

Ph.D. Student in Biology, admitted Autumn 2014