Research Associates and Postdoctoral Scholars

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Zoe Almeida
Postdoctoral Scholar
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I work with Dr. Jessica Miller and collaborators from NOAA researching how marine heat waves affect early life stages of Pacific Cod in the Gulf of Alaska. I am using information from otoliths to determine how...

Konstantin Divilov
Research Associate
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I work with Chris Langdon, Michael Banks, and Brett Dumbauld toward genetic improvement of Pacific oysters. Some of the traits we are interested in breeding for include resistance to herpesviruses, tolerance to ocean...

Ford Evans
Research Associate
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I am currently working on three research/outreach projects focusing on sustainable aquaculture of shellfish and seaweed in the Pacific Northwest.  These projects include: 1) working with Chris Langdon (Coastal Oregon...

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My current research with Will White focuses on bridging the divide between modeling theory and empirical data to help inform the adaptive management of marine protected areas. Broadly, I am interested in leveraging...

Alexandra McInturf
Postdoctoral Scholar
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I am a Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean, and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) fellow working with Taylor Chapple (OSU), David Huff (NOAA Fisheries), and other mentors and collaborators to determine the foraging ecology and ecosystem impact of salmon sharks in the Pacific. Specifically, I use...

Kyle Newton
Research Associate
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Dr. Kyle Newton is a Research Associate in Dr. Taylor Chapple's Big Fish Lab. Kyle is a sensory and cognitive ecologist that uses machine vision and learning techniques to understand, monitor, and mitigate the impact that...

Megan Sabal
Postdoctoral Scholar
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I am a postdoctoral scholar examining patterns in Chinook salmon bycatch in the Pacific hake trawl fishery across genetic stocks. I will explore how environmental factors affect salmon vulnerability and how we can inform...

Samreen Siddiqui
Postdoctoral Scholar
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I am an ecotoxicologist working as Postdoctoral Scholar in Dr. Susanne Brander's lab.  I recently completed my Ph.D. at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. My research at OSU will focus on Inland Silverside pesticide...