Lab Members

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Ann Tarrant aboard the NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson in September 2015. The bottle contains copepods that were part of a feeding study. Take a look at this non-technical blog post if you would like to learn a little more.

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Rebecca Helm setting up an experiment in the marsh (Summer 2015). Harder than it looks...that mud is treacherous!

Current Lab Members

Ann Tarrant, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist with Tenure

Rebecca Helm Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Investigator. Rebecca joined the lab in Fall 2015 after finishing her Ph.D. at Brown University. She is an evolutionary biologist, and our resident jellyfish expert. She is currently investigating circadian regulation in the sea anemone Nematostella.

Hanny Rivera (future Ph.D.)
Ph.D. candidate, MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography. Hanny entered the program in Fall 2013 and is jointly advised by Anne Cohen. Hanny is studying population connectivity, stress responses and resilience in reef-building corals.


Former Lab members


Amy Maas, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar/Investigator (2011-2014)
Currently: Assistant Research Scientist
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Adam Reitzel, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar/Fellow (2007-2012)
Currently (June 2015): Assistant Professor
Department of Biology, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Neal Cantin, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Investigator (2008-2011)
Currently (June 2015) Research Scientist
Australian Institute of Marine Science

Graduate Students, MIT-WHOI Joint Program:

Amalia Aruda Almada, Ph.D. (2015)
Thesis: Interactions Between Calanoid Copepod Hosts and Their Associated Microbiota. Currently (April 2016) Senior Program Manager, Planetary Health Alliance, Cambridge MA

Summer Student Fellows:

Amanda Chan, SSF from Swarthmore College (2015)

Ian Jones, SSF from University of Maine (2014)
Entering MIT-WHOI Joint Program, Fall 2016

Amy Streets, SSF from University of Maryland (2012)

Alexis Fisher, SSF from Wesley College (2010)
Currently (April 2016) PhD Candidate MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Abigail LaBella, SSF from American University (2009)
Graduate Student, Duke University (as of 2013)

Guest Students:

Ali Thabet, from Al-Azhar University in Assuit, Egypt (2014-2015)

Caitlin Church, from University of San Diego (2012)

Javar Henry, from Savannah State University (2012)

Imke Podbielski, from University of Kiel, Germany (2012)

Chun Kit "Jacky" Kwok, from Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011)

Lars Berhendt, from University of Hamburg, Germany (2009)
Subsequently, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen
Currently (2014) Posdoc, University of Copenhagen

Allison Tracy, from Princeton University (2008)
Currently (2014) Graduate Student, Cornell University


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