Research in our lab focuses on characterizing physiological responses of marine organisms to environmental change. Major themes include Environmental Epigenetics, Reproductive Biology, and Genomics.


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!

Pacific geoduck (Panopea generosa) resilience to natural pH variation

These results demonstrate that geoduck are resilient to low pH in a natural setting and other abiotic factors may have a greater influence on geoduck physiology. In addition this study contributes to the understanding of how eelgrass patches influence water chemistry.

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Podcast launched to document crab research

Outreach Portal for NPRB Project : Effects of temperature change and Hematodinium (Bitter Crab Disease) on Tanner crabs

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Opportunities in Functional Genomics: A Primer on Lab and Computational Aspects

An overview of transcriptome sequencing and DNA methylation analyses in shellfish is provided, primarily for those with fundamental interests and training in a different domain. The approaches covered here can provide valuable information on how organisms respond to their environment and also be used to evaluate evolutionary relationships

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