Meet the Graduate Students

We would like to introduce you to some of our graduate students who work and study here at BBSR. We want to acquaint you with the work they are doing in Marine Biology but also want to give you a glimpse of who they are, their background, their interests, what motivated them to study Marine Biology, and what they hope to do as a career.  You can message them with questions about their work or how they became scientists. 

Go to the Message Board to ask questions of the graduate students


Greg Piniak - Corals are animals that often contain plants. How do animals and plants share food that the animal catches?



Ruth Kelty - Is phosphorus shared by the coral host and its symbiotic algae?



Matt Mills - Can corals eat the sediment that falls on them?



Samantha (Sam) dePutron - How do Gorgonians reproduce?



Astrid Schnetzer - Why do zooplankton spend so much time migrating?