Current Lab Members & Affiliates

Aaron Galloway, Assistant Professor, OIMB (PI)


Aaron works on aquatic trophic ecology, with a focus on fatty acids as biomarkers for inferring food web relationships and tracking across-system energy subsidies. Aaron completed his Ph.D. in 2013 at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciencesworking at Friday Harbor Laboratories. Aaron is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology.

Julie Schram, Postdoctoral Researcher, OIMB


Julie is broadly interested in marine population and community ecology and how shifts in environmental factors can influence the dynamic interactions between seaweeds and invertebrates. She completed her doctoral research on the responses of Antarctic invertebrates to seawater warming and acidification at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Reyn Yoshioka; PhD student, OIMB


Reyn's interests are in the trophic ecology and parasitism of marine invertebrates. He received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University, having since worked in Drew Harvell's lab studying disease ecology of corals, eelgrass, and sea stars. Check out Reyn's marine photography here!

Zofia Knorek; MS Student, OIMB


Zofia is interested in the trophic ecology of invasion - when a non-indigenous species is introduced, how does it shift food web dynamics? She earned her BA in Biology from Hendrix College. Most recently, she was an AmeriCorps service member at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center in Washington. Visit Zofia's Website!


Leela Dixit; REU Student, OIMB & UC Davis


Leela is a fourth year Evolution, Ecology, and Biodiversity major at University of California, Davis working in CTELab as an REU (research experience for undergrads) intern. She is interested in looking at what influences the coloration of marine isopods, specifically at the importance of environmental cues such as visual or chemical cues. Leela plans on pursuing research and graduate school in the future.    

Zade Clark-Henry; REU Student, OIMB & OSU


Zade is a junior at Oregon State University studying natural resources with an emphasis in forest ecosystems and ecological restoration. He is an REU intern at CTELab, investigating the influence of various diets on molt and growth rate of Dungeness crabs. After graduating, he hopes to work either in long-term ecological research projects, or in habitat conservation for forest and stream ecosystems.

Elena Rubio López; Visiting PhD student, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain


Elena is interested in marine ecology, fisheries and sustainable aquaculture. In her Ph.D. research she is studying trophic relationships of aquatic communities in restored wetlands used for aquaculture in the Guadalquivir estuary (Spain) using fatty acids biomarkers. Elena will be visiting my lab for 6 months in the summer-fall of 2016. 

Wendel Raymond, PhD Student, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Juneau)


Wendel is interested in marine ecological processes and function, and is principally a member of the Eckert Lab at UAF. For his PhD research, he is working on the indirect community effects of sea otters on coastal SE Alaska seagrass communities. I am on Wendel's committee.