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Post-Doctoral Fellows


Cara L. Field – Post-Doctoral Fellow:DVM, PhD, Comparative Pathology, University of California, Davis; Project Title - Seroprevalence and cytopathic effects of marine-origin Brucella on the human and beluga whale immune system
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M. Soledad Fuentes – Post-Doctoral Associate:PhD, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Biólogo Marino, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile; Licenciado en Ciencias Marinas, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile; Project Title - Environmental Copper and Silicate Regulation of Domoic Acid Expression: Relevance to Offshore Mussel Aquaculture
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Milton Levin – Post-Doctoral Fellow:PhD, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs; MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg; BS, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne; Project Title - The impact of harmful algal blooms on human health: An immunotoxicological risk assessment approach
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M. Maille Lyons – Post-Doctoral Fellow: PhD, Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs; MA, University of California, Los Angeles; BS, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth; Project Title - From ship to shore:  The role of marine aggregates in the fate of human pathogens
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Hayley M. Skelton – Post-Doctoral Fellow: PhD, Marine Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh; BS, Florida State University, Tallahassee; Project Title: Interactions between toxic Alexandrium spp. and micro-zooplankton: grazing dynamics and possible retention of PSP toxins
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Doctoral Students


Andrea L. Bogomolni – PhD Student,Pathobiology and Veterinary Sciences; MA, Boston University, Boston; BS & BA, University of California, Davis; Project Title - Assessing species differences in susceptibility to the northeast U.S. derived 2006 Phocine Distemper Virus (PDV)
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John Doyle – PhD Student,Marine Sciences; MS, Molecular Biology, Montclair State University, Montclair; MS, Criminalistics, University of New Haven, West Haven; BS, Biology, Saint Peter's College, Jersey City; Project Title - Uptake and bioaccumulation of nanoparticles by benthic suspension feeders
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Akinyi Nyaoke – PhD Student,Pathobiology and Veterinary Sciences; BVM, MSc, Pathobiology and Veterinary Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs; Project Title - An aquarium-based exposure model to study the patho-genesis of exophialosis in marine fish
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Melissa Pierce – PhD StudentMarine Sciences; B.S. Roger Williams University, Roger Williams University, Bristol; Project Title - Investigating the microbial communities of commercially important bivalves
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Laura Thompson – PhD Student,Marine Sciences; BSc Marine & Freshwater Biology, University of London, UK; Project Title - Marine mammal diving behavior & health
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