Tim Shank

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Fellow Term: June '07 - May '10

Tim Shank is an associate scientist in the Biology Department. He combines multiple molecular genetic approaches and ecological field studies to understand the conditions and adaptations that allow various species to migrate, evolve, and thrive in deep-sea habitats, including chemosynthetic, seamount and cold-water coral ecosystems. As a fellow, he examined the genetic basis of novel chemosynthetic adaptations, including their ecological and economical impacts, through gene discovery and gene-expression profiling.