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Postdoctoral Scholars

Sammy Andrzejaczek

I joined the Block lab in 2019 and am broadly interested in using modern tagging technologies to better understand the movement and behavioural ecology of sharks and other large pelagic predators. I completed my PhD at the University of Western Australia where my research focused on investigating the patterns and drivers of vertical movements of sharks and other large epipelagic predatory fishes. At Hopkins Marine Station, I aim to continue to investigate the vertical movement patterns of these animals, as well as evaluate how best to incorporate these findings into conservation and (...)

Danielle Elaine Haulsee

Danielle Haulsee's interests include combining innovative technology and oceanographic remote sensing techniques with the biogeography and movement of marine species. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Gettysburg College in 2010 and her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2017. At the University of Delaware she worked as a Ph.D. student and post-doctoral researcher with Dr. Matthew Oliver in the ORB Lab, focusing her research on threatened Sand Tiger sharks and endangered Atlantic Sturgeon. She used statistical models to quantify the habitat preferences, migratory (...)

Shaili Johri

I am a geneticist who works in the field of marine science and conservation. My work is aimed at reducing knowledge gaps in conservation science through scientific research, community partnerships and knowledge exchange across disciplines. Genomics research by our group aims to inform conservation policy and assist in reducing illegal wildlife trade.

Paolo Segre

Maneuverability is critical to survival and plays an important role in prey capture, predator avoidance, and territorial disputes. I am interested in the fluid dynamics, kinematics, and ecological correlates of maneuvering performance across a range of animals. My PhD research focused on quantifying and comparing the acrobatic maneuvers of tropical hummingbirds in Central and South America. At Hopkins Marine Station I am applying similar engineering principles to the study of maneuvering performance in free ranging rorqual whales. http://web.stanford.edu/~psegre/