Welcome to the virtual Becker Lab!

Thanks so much for checking out the Becker Lab at the University of Washington Tacoma, in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science. Our specific focus is the study the larvae of bivalves, otherwise known as baby shellfish. Unlike the familiar adult stage of these species, this microscopic stage of oysters, mussels, and clams is mobile, and is a critical and vulnerable period of time for these commercially important animals. We think they’re pretty cute too.

Since our main motivation is the conservation of coastal biodiversity, we are very interested in opening a dialog with students, the public, and the scientific community. Check our our current projects, our bios, and our public outreach materials, and come back to check out our blogs, or connect with us through social media (see the snazzy icons at bottom of this page). We’d love to hear from you.