URI Marine Biology Program

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Marine Biology Faculty

Our faculty bring a broad range of scholarly interests to the Marine Biology program. Their research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rhode Island Sea Grant, and the National Park Service. They all involve undergraduate and graduate students in their lab, field and shipboard research activities.

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Christopher Lane - marine genomics, evolution of algae
Dr. Gabrielle Kass-Simon - neurobiology of invertebrates
Dr. Brad Seibel - physiology in extreme environments
Dr. Carol Thornber - ecology of algae
Dr. Jacqueline F. Webb - sensory biology and development of fishes
Dr. Brad Wetherbee - ecology and behavior of elasmobranchs
Dr. Cheryl Wilga - functional morphology of elasmobranchs
Dr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra - Salt marsh ecology and Biogeochemistry
Dr. Robert Bullock (currently Assoc. Dean, College of Arts and Sciences) – systematics of mollusks
Dr. J. Stanley Cobb - Professor Emeritus – ecology and behavior of crustaceans


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