Research in our lab focuses on characterizing physiological responses of marine organisms to environmental change. Using integrative approaches we strive to examine impacts and adaptive potential from the nucleotide to organismal level. A core component of this includes investigating the


Our lab strives to make all research products readily available. This includes publishing of online lab notebooks, presentations, data, and more. This is an effective means to openly share our activities with the public.


Learn more about the lab members including their diverse backgrounds and research interests. Current research activities involve ocean acidification, aquaculture, corals, geoducks, and more!

New Post-doc Position

As part of several funded projects we are seeking a post-doc with experience in genomics. One primary project seeks to develop a novel means to produce reproductively sterile shellfish, which are both a market driven need for increased growth and palatability, and an ecologically sustainable approach to mitigate concerns associated with genetic perturbation of wild populations of conspecifics.

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Congrats to Yaamini!

Each year, the Husky 100 recognizes 100 UW undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma in all areas of study who are making the most of their time at the UW. Yaamini Venkataraman (PhD Student) was awarded this distinguished honor. Check out the video to see what she has to say!

Husky 100 Video

Congrats to Laura!

Winner of the the Student Spotlight Competition at Aquaculture 2019, New Orleans, LA - Triennial meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, and Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society. Laura presentation was on "Parental low pH exposure affects reproduction & larval gene expression in the Olympia oyster"