|Enlarge ImageAmy Maas conducting respirometry measurements aboard the Oceanus
|Enlarge ImageJoint program Amalia Aruda spotting whales during a 2010 cruise. Amalia was collecting copepods for studies of gene expression and microbial associations. Her studies were part of a larger effort aimed toward investigating whale foraging behavior and interactions with zooplankton.
|Enlarge ImageAnn Tarrant|
sampling killifish in Scorton Creek
Adam Reitzel, collecting Nematostella (sea anemones) in Sippewissett Marsh
Ann Tarrant, Ph.D.Associate Scientist
See also Ann's personal page and Ann's WHOI profile
Adam Reitzel, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow
See also: Adam's profile and Adam's webpage from his graduate research:
Reitzel page at Finnerty Lab
Adam is pursuing several projects, most of which examine aspects of physiology, molecular biology, and genetics of the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. In one project, Adam is working to mechanistically characterize pathways of circadian regulation.
Amy Maas, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Scholar
(2011-Present, Co-supervised by Dr. Gareth Lawson)
See also: Amy's profile
One project that Amy is currently pursuing, is to characterize physiological and molecular effects of exposure to elevated carbon dioxide and to hypoxia on theocosomate (shelled) pteropods. These pteropods produce a shell from a highly soluble form of calcium carbonate (aragonite), and they may be particularly sensitive to the effects of ocean acidification.
Amalia Aruda, B.S.Joint program student.
See also: Amalia's profile
Amalia is characterizing interactions between calanoid copepods and microbes, especially bacteria in the Genus Vibrio. She is interested in whether/how copepods detect microbial epibionts, whether they are able to regulate the composition of their associated bacterial community, and effects of microbial associations on copepod physiology.
Maja Edenius, B.S,Joint Program Student
Maja has just joined the lab in summer 2012. She is interested in molecular regulation of stress responses, including effects of starvation. She is particularly interested in the evolution of stress responses, and will be conducting some experiments with the sea anemone, Nematostella.
Amy StreetsSummer Student Fellow, University of Maryland
Amy is working to clone genes involved in innate immunity from copepods. She will then work with Amalia to determine whether expression of these genes is induced by microbial infection.
Caitlin ChurchGuest Student, University of San Diego
Caitlin will be participating in studies of how maternal and genetic factors affect growth of juvenile corals and their resistance to ocean acidification. Caitlin first joined our lab as a high school intern, and we are very pleased to welcome her back!
Former Lab members
Neal Cantin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Investigator (2008-2011)
Currently (2011) at Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Lars Berhendt, M.Sc.
Guest student from University of Hamburg, Germany (2009)
Currently (2011) Ph.D. Candidate, Copenhagen University
Summer Student Fellow from Wesley College (2010)
Currently (2011) Ph.D. Candidate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Summer Student Fellow from American University (2009)
Currently (2011) Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University
Guest student from Princeton University (2008)
Currently (2012) Graduate Student, Cornell University