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Research Associates

Francesco Ferretti

I am a quantitative and computational marine ecologist specialized in research synthesis. My scientific work is on marine conservation, fishery sciences, population dynamics, and quantitative ecology with a special interest in sharks and rays. I combine ecology, statistical modeling, and computer science to approach questions on animal abundance and distribution, species interactions, large marine predators, top-down control, structure and functioning of large marine ecosystems.

Carol A. Reeb

My primary research uses the tools of molecular biology and the theory of population genetics to understand patterns of genetic diversity found in aquatic species, especially highly migratory marine species that are commercially harvested and/or vulnerable to extinction and protected by law. Our work is applicable to monitoring population productivity, improving stock assessments, and sustainably managing fishery populations for the future.

Susanne Sokolow

I am a disease ecologist and veterinarian at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station and an Associate Fellow at Stanford's Center for Innovation in Global Health. I am interested in environmental drivers of infectious disease and creative solutions to protect the health of people and the planet. For example, I am working on: 1) biological control of schistosomiasis by restoring a native river prawn that preys on the snail intermediate host, 2) models of disease transmission and how things like connectivity and environmental transmission affect dynamics and control, and 3) designing (...)

Ayelet Voskoboynik

For the past 20 years I have studied the biology of the urochordate Botryllus schlosseri and contributed to its development as a model organism for the study of stem cell biology, immunology and evolution. As a postdoctoral fellow in Irv Weissman’s lab. at Stanford, I identified and isolated the first adult stem cell (Cell Stem Cell, 2008) and the first germline stem cell niche in B. schlosseri (Dev. Cell, 2013). I also discovered that B. schlosseri exhibits an alternative regeneration pathway whereby whole body regeneration occurs from the vasculature alone: a process in which a normal (...)
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