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For my master's research I attended Sonoma State University and studied under Dan Crocker. I studied glucose metabolism in fasting and lactating northern elephant seals. For my PhD research I am hoping to look more indepth at lactation physiology in pinnipeds, and complement that with an ecological perspective. I am interested in how the ocean environment in which females forage impacts the physiology of lactation. The TOPP research is a perfect way to gather this data. I will be participating in both northern elephant seal and California sea lion research.

University of California Santa Cruz
Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Long Marine Lab
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

University of California Santa Cruz