Craig McClain, Principal Investigator
Executive Director, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (2016-)
Deputy Director, TriCEM (2015-2016)
Assistant Director of Science, NESCent (2009-2015)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (2006-2009)
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New Mexico (2003-2006)
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston (2003)
B.A., Hendrix College (1997)

Current McClain Lab Members

 cliff Dr. Cliff Nunnally, Research Associate (2016-)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Univeristy of Hawaii (2012-2016)
Ph.D., Texas A&M (2011)
Research: Species-energy relationships, deep-sea biodiversity, ecology of chemosynthetic communities
 katie-thomas Katie Thomas, Visiting Graduate Student (2015-)
Ph.D., Duke University (2018)
Research: Evolution of bioluminescence in cephalopods
Twitter: @katiethomas10

Previous McClain Lab Members

Candace Leong, undergraduate researcher (2007-2009)
B.S., University of California, Santa Cruz (2008)
Research: Biodiversity of macrofauna of the Pacific continental margin

Micki Ream, undergraduate researcher (2008-2009)
B.S., Stanford University (2009)
Research: Biogeography of seamount invertebrates
Taylor Gullet, undergraduate researcher (2009-2010)
B.S., Duke University (2010)
Research: Body size evolution of deep-sea bivalves
Justine Jackson-Ricketts, undergraduate researcher (2009-2010) B.S., Duke University (2010)
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Cruz (2016)
Research: Morphological diversity of gastropods through the fossil record, body size evolution of deep-sea bivalves
Ryan Filler, undergraduate researcher (2010-2011)
B.S., Duke University (2014)
Research: Hermaphroditism in deep-sea mollusks
Wenda Ye, undergraduate researcher (2010-2010)
B.S., Duke University (2014)
Research: Body size evolution of island mammals
Yasmin Van Dassow, visiting graduate student (2013)
Ph.D., Duke University (2015)
Research: Evolution of life history strategies in mollusks
Screen Shot 2013-02-19 at 2.34.08 PM Shane Stone, undergraduate (2013-2015) B.S. Duke University (2014) M.D. Wake Forest Medical School (2018)
Research: Accurate estimates of maximum size for the ocean’s giants
wuv30vw6 Chase Landry, Undergraduate Researcher (2016-2018)
Research: Impacts of carbon enrichment on macrofaunal communties
Twitter: @chaselandry5
 6bfb7c7aff2bdd63fa155b59af0bd858_400x400 Meghan Balk, Visiting Graduate Student (2014-2017)
Ph.D., Univeristy of New Mexico (2017)
Research: Macroecologial patterns of predator/prey relationships in the elasmobranchs
Twitter: @MegBalk

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