|Kristen E. Whalen|
Research Associate III
Work: 508 289 3627
Building: Watson Building 111
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543
As a scientist, Kristen's expertise ranges from cellular/molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology and natural product isolation. Recently, Kristen has developed new methods for immunolocalization of multidrug transporters in sea urchin embryos using Super-Resolution microscopy. This technology has facilitated the characterization of transporter positioning during efflux initiation in the embryo.
Dr. Whalen has published ten scientific research publications, has given over 22 scientific presentations, lectures, and posters; and serves as a reviewer for ten peer-reviewed scientific journals and governmental funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation. She was recently awarded the 2012ABC Young Investigator Award by the colleagues at the 4th FEBS Special Meeting on ABC Transporter proteins: From Multidrug Resistance to Genetic Diseases for her work examining the interplay of actin dynamics on transporter function in the developing embryo.
Kristen and Tracy Mincer were recently awarded WHOI's Ignition Grant for 2013 for the development of marine natural products to treat multidrug resistance.
- Environmental toxicology
- Ecological genomics
- Chemical ecology
- Development of novel marine therapeutics to treat MDR
- Ecological physiology of marine invertebrates in response to environmental stress
- Ph.D. in Bio. Oceanography - WHOI/MIT
- B.S. in Marine Biology - University of North Carolina, Wilmington