URI Marine Biology Program

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Marine Biology Faculty

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

Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gabrielle Kass-Simon – Neurobiology of invertebrates
Dr. Christopher Lane – Marine genomics, evolution of algae and seaweeds
Dr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra – Salt marsh ecology and biogeochemistry
Dr. Brad Seibel – Physiology of animals in extreme environments
Dr. Carol Thornber – Marine community ecology; Harmful algal blooms
Dr. Jacqueline Webb – Sensory biology and development of fishes
Dr. Brad Wetherbee – Ecology and behavior of elasmobranch fishes
Dr. Cheryl Wilga – Functional morphology of elasmobranch fishes

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Dr. Bethany Jenkins
Dr. Ying Zhang – Computational biology

Department of Fisheries, Animal, and Veterinary Sciences

Dr. David Bengtson
Dr. Terry Bradley
Dr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri
Dr. Michael A. Rice

Department of Natural Resources Science

Dr. Graham Forrester
Dr. Arthur Gold

Graduate School of Oceanography

Dr. Jeremy Collie
Dr. Steven D’Hondt
Dr. Edward Durbin
Dr. Susanne Menden-Deuer
Dr. Candace Oviatt
Dr. Tatiana Rynearson
Dr. Theodore Smayda
Dr. David Smith
Dr. Jennifer Specker
Dr. Karen Wishner
Dr. Robert Campbell*
Dr. Percy Donaghay
Dr. Robert Kenney*
Dr. Lucie Maranda*

*Marine Research Scientists

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