HAB Research @ VIMS

Study of harmful algal blooms at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science is diverse and highly interdisciplinary. Among many other projects, VIMS researchers are working to

For details, visit the home and lab-group web pages of the following leaders in HAB research at VIMS.

Reece, Kim
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[v|kreece,Contact Dr. Kimberly Reece]]
Phone: (804) 684-7407
Interests: Molecular/genetic analysis of aquaculture species, shellfish disease pathogens.
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S110

Smith, Juliette
Assistant Professor
Email: [[jlsmith]]
Phone: (804) 684-7289
Interests: Ecotoxicology of harmful algal blooms.
Office: Andrews 429

Wolfgang K. Vogelbein

Vogelbein, Wolfgang
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[wolf]]
Phone: (804) 684-7261
Interests: Aquatic disease; Fish pathology; Relationship between chemical exposure and fish cancers; Impact of HABs.
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N107

Anderson, Iris
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[v|iris]]
Phone: (804) 684-7811
Interests: Nitrogen and carbon cycling
Office: Andews Hall 329

Deborah Bronk

Bronk, Deborah
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[bronk]]
Phone: (804) 684-7779
Interests: Nitrogen cycling, nitrogen biogeochemistry
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N311


Brush, Mark
Associate Professor
Email: [[brush]]
Phone: (804) 684-7402
Interests: Coastal systems ecology; ecosystem models
Office: Andrews Hall 334F


Carnegie, Ryan
Research Assistant Professor
Email: [[carnegie]]
Phone: (804) 684-7713
Interests: Shellfish pathology
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N109

Gong, Donglai
Assistant Professor
Email: [[gong]]
Phone: (804) 684-7529
Interests: Coastal and Polar Oceanography
Office/Lab: Andrews Hall 236/220

Reay, William
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[wreay]]
Phone: (804) 684-7119
Interests: Watershed hydrology; ground water/surface water interactions.
Office: Wilson House 103

Song, BK
Associate Professor
Email: [[songb]]
Phone: (804) 684-7411
Office: Andrews Hall 339
Interests: Microbiome ecology and biogeochemistry

Karen Hudson

Hudson, Karen
Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist
Email: [[khudson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7742
Office: Clayton House 303
Department: Marine Advisory Services


Mason, Patrice
Marine Scientist
Email: [[ptrice]]
Phone: (804) 684-7292 (office), 7430 (laboratory)
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall, N105 (office), N125 (laboratory)
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Sanderson, Marta
Laboratory Specialist
Email: [[mps]]
Phone: (804) 684-7417
Office: Andrews 443
Lab: Andrews Hall 401, 402, 404

Gail Scott

Scott, Gail
Marine Scientist Supervisor
Email: [[v|gpscott,Contact Gail Scott]]
Phone: (804) 684-7235, 7873
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall, S210
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Small, Hamish
Associate Research Scientist
Email: [[v|hamish, Contact Hamish Small]]
Phone: (804) 684-7745
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S107
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences


Jones, William
Laboratory and Research Practitioner IV
Email: [[v|wmjones,Contact Bill Jones]]
Phone: (804) 684-7414 or 684-7873
Office: CBH N205
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Bienlien, Lydia
Ph.D. Student
Email: [[lmbienlien]]
Phone: (804) 684-7887
Office: CBH N114
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Fortin, Samantha
M.S. Student
Email: [[sgfortin]]
Phone: (804) 684-7920
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S113
Department: Biological Sciences

Friedman, Jaclyn
Master's Student
Email: [[jrfriedman]]
Phone: (804) 684-7481
Office: CBH S314
Department: Physical Sciences


Onofrio, Michelle
Master's Student
Email: [[v|mdonofrio]]
Phone: (804) 684-7987
Office: Andrews 419
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Pease, Sarah
Ph.D. Student
Email: [[skpease]]
Phone: (804) 684-7389
Office: CBH S113
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences


Robison, Clara
M.S. Student
Email: [[clrobison]]
Phone: (804) 684-7389
Office: CBH S113
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences

Williamson, Shanna
M.S. Student
Email: [[swilliamson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7396
Office: Andrews Hall 323
Department: Biological Sciences