Graduate Students


Dr. Mark Abrahams


Mike PiersaikMike Piersaik, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Luke McallisterLuke Mcallister, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 




Dr. Amanda Bates


Cerren Richards Cerren Richards, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Valesca De GrootValesca De Groot, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Amanda Bates
  • Project Title: Do climate redistributed Atlantic Cod have reduced recruitment success - a wholistic examination of the otolith carbonate record
  • Email: vdegroot@mun.ca

Jasmin SchusterJasmin Schuster, Ph.D. Candidate 

Ph.D. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Amanda Bates
  • Project Title: Establishing physiological tolerance limits to synergistic environmental stressors in cold water invertebrates 
  • Email: jmschuster@mun.ca

Brandy Biggar Brandy Biggar, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Nova Hanson

Ph.D. Marine Biology Candidate



Dr. Ian Fleming 


Samantha CrowleySamantha Crowley, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Shahinur IslamShahinur Islam, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 




Dr. Pat Gagnon


Anne Provencher St-PierreAnne Provencher St-Pierre, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


David BelangerDavid Belanger, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 


Julie JacquesJulie Jacques, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Gagnon
  • Project Title: The effects of raceway density on gonad growth and behaviour in the green sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis)
  • Email: jjacques@mun.ca

Sean Hacker TeperSean Hacker Teper, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate




Dr. Kurt Gamperl 


Christian CarnevaleChristian Carnevale, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl 
  • Project Title: Effects of chronic hypoxia on Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) tissue oxygen utilization and myocardial contractility 
  • Email: ccarnevale@mun.ca

Devyn RamseyDevyn Ramsey, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Zoe ZriniZoe Zrini, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Olufemi Oluseun AjiboyeOlufemi Oluseun Ajiboye, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Robine LeeuwisRobine Leeuwis, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 


Eric IgnatzEric Ignatz, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate




Dr. Iain McGaw


Qiwu JiangQiwu Jiang, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. Iain J. McGaw
  • Project Title: Effects of feeding states on behavioural and physiological responses to hypoxia in rock crabs (Cancer irroratus)
  • Email: qj1224@mun.ca

Logan ZeinertLogan Zeinert, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Iain J. McGaw
  • Project Title: Potential use of the West Indian Spider Crab Mithrax spinosissimus in Integrated Multitrophic Aquaculture
  • Email: lrzeinert@mun.ca

Molly RiversMolly Rivers, M.Sc. Candidate 

M.Sc. Candidate 


William BigelowWilliam Bigelow, M.Sc. Environmental Science Candidate

M.Sc. Environmental Science Candidate


Sarah NancollasSarah Nancollas, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 




Dr. Annie Mercier


Janet Ferguson-RobertsJanet Ferguson-Roberts, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Brittney StucklessBrittney Stuckless, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Sara JobsonSara Jobson, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Kaitlin CaseyKaitlin Casey, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Rachel MorrisonRachel Morrison, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate




Dr. Chris Parrish


Tomer KatanTomer Katan, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisors: Dr. Chris C. Parrish and Dr. Matt Rise
  • Project Title: The impact of plant-based oils and other feed ingredients on growth, tissue composition, gene expression, and health of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
  • Email: tkatan@mun.ca

Carlissa SalantCarlissa Salant, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 


Nigel GuerraNigel Guerra, M.Sc. Candidate 

M.Sc. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Chris C. Parrish
  • Project Title: Advanced Lipidomic Analysis of Atlantic Salmon Diet and Tissues from Algae Feeding Trial Using Short Column Gas Chromatography and Compound-Specific Stable Isotope Analysis
  • Email: niguerra@mun.ca

Jenna MacKinnonJenna MacKinnon, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Judy PerryJudy Perry, M.Sc. Candidate 

M.Sc. Candidate


Vincent Marmillot

Ph.D. Candidate (Laval University, QC)Vincent Marmillot, Ph.D. Candidate




Dr. Uta Passow


Narimene ZoghbiNarimene Zoghbi, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Uta Passow
  • Project Title: Understanding the interactions between oil, dispersants, exopolymers and particles for the improvement of marine oil spill response
  • Email: nzoghbi@mun.ca

Verena KalterVerena Kalter, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. Uta Passow
  • Project Title: Toxic effects of dietary uptake of marine oil snow by animals in Newfoundland water
  • Email: vakalter@mun.ca

Jong Jin LeeJong Jin Lee, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Uta Passow
  • Project Title: Biodegradation of dispersed oil in association with particles and natural marine organic matter
  • Email: jongjl@mun.ca



Dr. Matt Rise


Sindy DoveSindy Dove, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Xi XueXi Xue, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Rise
  • Project Title: Functional genomics studies of the impact of nutrition on Atlantic salmon immune responses
  • Email: xi.xue@mun.ca

Nicole SmithNicole Smith, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Sabrina InkpenSabrina Inkpen, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Rise
  • Project Title: Characterization, expression, and functional studies of antiviral and antibacterial genes in teleost fish
  • Email: s.inkpen@mun.ca

Tyler BrownTyler Brown, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 

  • Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Rise
  • Project Title: Functional genomic analysis of the impact of camelina (Camelina sativa) meal on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) distal intestine gene expression and physiology
  • Email: tdb550@mun.ca



Dr. Javier Santander


Hajaroba GnanagobalHajaroba Gnanagobal, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Setu ChakrabortySetu Chakraborty, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Ahmed HossainAhmed Hossain, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


My DangMy Dang, M.Sc. Aquaculture Candidate

M.Sc. Aquaculture Candidate


Thanh TrungThanh Trung, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Joy Chukwu OsazuwaJoy Chukwu Osazuwa, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Jose VasquezJose Vasquez, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. Javier Santander
  • Project Title: Aeromonas salmonicida vaccine development
  • Email: ivasquezsoli@mun.ca



Dr. David Schneider


Kimberley KeatsKimberley Keats, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. David C. Schneider
  • Project Title: Nutrient regulation of heterotrophic bacterial growth and community structure in relation to water mass dynamics in Arctic and Subarctic waters
  • Email: N/A



Dr. Rachel Sipler


Sally FaulknerSally Faulkner, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 

  • Supervisors: Dr. Rachel Sipler and Dr. Sue Ziegler 
  • Project Title: Biogeochemistry of Boreal ecosystems and the associated coastal ocean, focusing on characterising interactions between dissolved organic matter and phytoplankton communities
  • Email: sjmfaulkner@mun.ca

Colleen McBrideColleen McBride, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate 


Celyn KhooCelyn Khoo, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Environmental Science Candidate


Maryam Beheshti Foroutani

Ph.D. CandidateMaryam Beheshti Foroutani, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisors: Dr. Rachel Sipler and Dr. Sue Ziegler
  • Project Title: Assessing the interpretation of biomarkers (amino and fatty acids) of particulate organic matter in terrestrially-influenced coastal ecosystems
  • Email: mbf613@mun.ca



Dr. Paul Snelgrove


Danielle QuinnDanielle Quinn, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Emilie GeissingerEmilie Geissinger, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Alessia CiraoloAlessia Ciraolo, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Evelyn MacrobertEvelyn Macrobert, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate

  • Supervisors: Dr. Paul Snelgrove and Dr. Bob Gregory (DFO)
  • Project Title: How the distribution of predators affects habitat selection and survival of juvenile cod
  • Email: em2610@mun.ca

Marta MiattaMarta Miatta, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove
  • Project Title: Ecosystem functions and biodiversity patterns within the Laurentian Channel AOI: Regional comparisons and links to water column processes
  • Email: mm5655@mun.ca

Mary ClintonMary Clinton, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Benjamin KingBenjamin King, M.Sc. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate


Catie YoungCatie Young, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Salma HusaienSalma Husaien, Ph.D. Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Supervisors: Dr. Paul Snelgrove and Dr. Bob Gregory (DFO)
  • Project Title: Effects of the changes of feeding rates, diet and fish density on the growth and survival of juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the coast of Newfoundland
  • Email: sh1816@mun.ca

Rebecca SteinhartRebecca Steinhart, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Amy McAllisterAmy McAllister, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Rebecca EvansRebecca Evans, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate


Ty ColvinTy Colvin, M.Sc. Candidate

M.Sc. Candidate

  • Supervisor: Dr. Paul Snelgrove
  • Project Title: The role of eelgrass habitat in linking sedimentary fauna, seafloor carbon remineralization, and nutrient cycling
  • Email: tjcolvin@mun.ca

Contact

Ocean Sciences

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000