Sea lion & Correa Galapagos credit Dr Sylvia Earle



PI: Adrienne M.S. Correa

(Asst. Prof. starting July 2017)

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Current Undergraduates:

Grace Cullinan

For her senior thesis, Grace is quantifying demographic patterns in Porites astreoides corals and the distribution patterns of one of its bioeroders: Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus gigantea). 

Email: glc1@rice.edu

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Lauren Howe-Kerr

As a senior thesis student, Lauren is expanding on part of the research she completed in the spring of 2016 at the Australian Institute of Marine Science. She is examining the role of symbiotic algae (Symbiodinium) genotypes in the response of Acropora millepora corals to stressors. 

Email: lih2@rice.edu



Elaine Shen

As a senior thesis student, Elaine will be quantifying mangrove and seagrass diversity using environmental DNA approaches. Elaine has previously conducted research at the Houston Zoo aquarium, and was also on "TeamA-CROP-pers” for for the Flower Garden Banks NationalMarine Sanctuary (Galveston, TX).

Email: ews4@rice.edu



Lab Alumni:

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Rebecca Maher

Becca completed her senior thesis on the density and distribution of bioeroding barnacles in the stony coral, Orbicella franksi, in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Becca is currently a Ph.D. student in Dr. Rebecca Vega Thurber’s lab at Oregon State University.

Email: beccaluciamaher@gmail.com

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Anna Knochel

“Team A-CROP-pers” Member (spring 2016)

Email: amk12@rice.edu




Michael Saucedo

“Team A-CROP-pers” Member (spring 2016)

Email: mas24@rice.edu



Preeya Bhavsar


Preeya Bhavsar






Cathy Cheng

Laura Mathews

Jesse Passman

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