Amy Apprill

Associate Scientist


Carolyn Miller, Resarch Associate III


2017 - Present, Reserach Associate III

2013 - 2016, Post-doctoral Scholar (also working with Ben Van Mooy)

Ph.D., Boston University, Biology, 2006.
B.S., Wellesley College, Biological Sciences with Africana Studies, 1994.

Carolyn is in interested in the role of microbial communities in the health of marine mammals.  She works on a variety of marine mammal microbiome projects, including the gut microbiome of the Bowheaded whale and the exhaled blow microbiomes of large whales.

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Laura Weber, MIT-WHOI Graduate Student

B.S., University of Maryland, 2012.

Laura is a student in the MIT-WHOI Joint Graduate School Program in Oceanography.  Laura is interested in coral-associated microorgansims, and especially the role of the mucus layer in attracting microbes to corals.  When Laura isn’t reading research articles or centrifuging samples, she plays the violin/ viola, sings, cooks, bakes, hikes, sketches, volunteers at the National Aquarium in Baltimore as an exhibit guide, and scuba-dives.

Former members

Shavonna Bent, WHOI Summer Student Undergraduate Fellow, 2017.

Jordan Wison, NOAA Hollings Fellow, 2017.

Cynthia Becker, Semester at WHOI student, Guest Student, 2016 - 2017.

Rita Rachmawati, Guest Student (pursuing Ph.D. at UCLA), 2014 - 2018.

KC Bierlich, Guest Student (pursuing M.S. at Duke), 2015 - 2017.

Liping Xun, Research Assistant, 2014-2016.

Abby Keller, Guest Undergraduate Student (Havelford College), 2016.

Sean McNally, Guest Investigator, 2014 - 2015.

Matthew Neave, KAUST-WHOI Post-Doctoral Investigator, 2012-2015.  Now a Research Scientist at CSIRO, Australia.

Luci Kelemen, High School Student, 2015.

Evan Denmark, MIT UROP/WHOI Guest Undergraduate Student, 2014-2015.

Catarina Brighi, WHOI Summer Student Undergraduate Fellow, 2014.

Lauren Goodwin, WHOI Summer Guest Undergraduate Student, 2013.

Last updated: February 13, 2018