May 22, 2017


For as long as I can remember I have always admired the ocean. My whole life I’ve lived near its mystical shores, swimming and exploring. I have always been certain that Marine Biology was something I wanted to pursue. However, as academia tends to do, my m...

Laura Garcia

If you are thinking of becoming a researcher after your undergraduate program, taking courses that give you hands on experience on how scientific research works is a great place to start. That was my mindset when I chose FIU for my senior year and I can ass...

May 22, 2017

Charles Golighty 

Hello again!  My name is Charles Golightly. 

I’m currently an undergraduate intern in Heather’s lab. You may remember me from the Bioluminescence Project research cruise blogs last summer if you’ve visited the lab’s website before.  Well, I’m back...

Lauren Ramos

Monday, May 1st  - ID Party!

The day before we embarked on the Organismal Diversity Cruise, the HBG lab hosted an identification party! Our professor, Heather Bracken-Grissom, led a brief review of crustacean taxonomy and classification on species we would e...

May 22, 2017

 Left to right: Research tech Blake Wilkins, Interns Charles Golightly and Lauren Ramos

 PhD Candidate Laura Timm

 Postdoc Danielle DeLeo

 Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom

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