REU Faculty Mentors

Select from the following list to learn about the research interests of participating faculty mentors.

Allen, Stan
Professor of Marine Science, Director of ABC
Email: [[ska]]
Phone: (804) 684-7710
Interests: Shellfish genetics, oysters, aquaculture
Department: Fisheries Science

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

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Bilkovic, Donna Marie
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[donnab]]
Phone: (804) 684-7331
Office: Wetlands/Watershed Facility 106
Department: Center for Coastal Resources Management

Deborah Bronk

Bronk, Deborah A.
Moses D. Nunnally Distinguished Professor of Marine Science, Department Chair
Email: [[bronk]]
Phone: (804) 684-7779
Interests: Nitrogen cycling, nitrogen biogeochemistry
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N311

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

Canuel, Elizabeth A.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[ecanuel]]
Phone: (804) 684-7134
Interests: Organic geochemistry, biomarkers
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N310

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

Fabrizio, Mary C.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[v|mfabrizio]]
Phone: (804) 684-7308
Office: Fisheries Science Lab 135
Department: Fisheries Science

Carl T. Friedrichs

Friedrichs, Carl T.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[carl.friedrichs]]
Phone: (804) 684-7303
Office: Andrews Hall 227
Interests: Coastal and estuarine processes

Friedrichs, Marjy
Research Associate Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[marjy]]
Phone: (804) 684-7695
Interests: Studying effects of climate change and other human impacts on coastal & estuarine systems, through the use of coupled biological-physical models.
Office: Andrews Hall 337

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

Courtney Harris

Harris, Courtney K.
Alumni Memorial Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[ckharris]]
Phone: (804) 684-7194
Interests: 3-D modeling to improve understanding of sediment transport in continental shelves and estuarine environments.
Office: Andrews Hall 230

Hein, Chris
Assistant Professor
Email: [[hein]]
Phone: (804) 684-7533
Office: Andrews 237
Department: Physical Sciences

Eric J. Hilton

Hilton, Eric J.
Associate Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[ehilton]]
Phone: (804) 684-7178
Interests: Comparative anatomy, systematics, and evolution of ray-finned fishes.
Office: Fisheries Science Lab 123/125

Johnson, David
Assistant Professor
Email: [[dsjohnson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7513 (email is best)
Office: Andrews Hall 336
Department: Biological Sciences

Lipcius, Romuald N.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[rom]]
Phone: (804) 684-7330
Interests: Blue crab ecology; conservation of marine bivalves, Caribbean spring lobster, and queen conch
Office: Andrews Hall 427

McDowell, Jan
Research Assistant Professor
Email: [[mcdowell]]
Phone: (804) 684-7263
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N206
Department: Fisheries Science

Orth, Robert J.
Professor of Marine Science
Email: [[jjorth]]
Website: {{http://web.vims.edu/bio/sav/?svr=www, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV)}}
Phone: (804) 684-7392
Interests: Submerged aquatic vegetation biology and ecology.

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Reece, Kimberly S.
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

Rivest, Emily
Assistant Professor
Email: [[ebrivest]]
Phone: (804) 684-7942
Office: Andrews Hall 340
Department: Biological Sciences

Rochelle Seitz

Seitz, Rochelle D.
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[seitz]]
Phone: (804) 684-7698
Interests: Predator/prey dynamics; nursery habitat and food availability for blue crabs.
Office: Andrews Hall 331

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

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

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