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Laura Timm’s research interests focus on evolution, phylogeny, and population connectivity of marine invertebrates. She is interested in how these organisms disperse in the marine environment, and how this affects their diversity. As a research assistant to Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom at Florida International University, her role in the DEEPEND project will be to examine population connectivity of crustaceans in the Gulf of Mexico. She will use Next-Generation Sequencing techniques to investigate species diversity and assess community structure.
Related Features: Creep into the DEEPEND
Photo credit: Laura Timm.