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Our Team

Meet our team and learn about their interests!

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Principle Investigator

Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom

Assistant Director of the Coastlines and Oceans Division,

Institute of Environment Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences

Research Associate, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Invertebrate Zoology

Email: hbracken@fiu.edu

Phone: (305) 919-4190

Office:

​Interests: Evolution, decapod phylogenetics, biodiversity, conservation, biogeography, ecology, taxonomy and systematics

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Dr. Danielle DeLeo

Postdoctoral Associate

Interests: 

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Dr. Pedro Peres

Postdoctoral Associate

Interests:

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Stormie Collins

Ph.D Candidate

Phylogenetics, Taxonomy, Systematics, Bioluminescence, Conservation, Adaptive Camouflage

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Angel Rodriguez

Ph.D Student

Deep-Sea Chemosynthesis, Ocean Acidification,  OMICS Methods, Genetics

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Mary Williams

Ph.D Student

Phylogenetics, Taxonomy, Systematics, Bioluminescence, Conservation, Adaptive Camouflage

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Natalie Whitaker

Ph.D Student

Conservation, Evolution, Population Genetics, Biodiversity, Environmental Policy

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Angela Ceballos

Lab Manager

Bioluminescence, Behavioral Ecology, Conservation, Phylogenetics, and Taxonomy 

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Luis Rodriguez

Reasearch Intern

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Nia Brotherton

Research Intern

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Milla Croissier

Research Intern

Former Lab Members

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