Craig McClain, Principal Investigator
Assistant Director of Science, NESCent (2009-)
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)



Candace Leong, undergraduate researcher (2007-2009)
Conservation Progam Associate, Coral Reef Alliance (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 PMShane Stone, undergraduate (2013-)
B.S. Duke University (2014)
Research: Accurate estimates of maximum size for the ocean’s giants





I am always looking for determined, dedicated, and diligent students. Those interested in working with me tackling questions about body size, biodiversity, energy, and of course the deep sea should contact me by email. Please describe any relevant coursework or experience and explain why you are interested in working in this group.


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