REU Faculty Mentors

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

Allen, Stan
Professor; Director, Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center
Email: [[v|ska]]
Phone: (804) 684-7710
Interests: Shellfish genetics, oysters, aquaculture
Department: Fisheries Science
Office: Andrews Hall 441

Anderson, Iris C.
Professor
Email: [[v|iris]]
Phone: (804) 684-7811
Interests: Nitrogen and carbon cycling
Office: Andrews Hall 329
Department: Biological Sciences

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Bilkovic, Donna Marie
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[donnab]]
Phone: (804) 684-7331
Office: Davis Hall 213
Department: Center for Coastal Resources Management
Program: Watershed

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

Canuel, Elizabeth A.
Chancellor Professor
Email: [[ecanuel]]
Phone: (804) 684-7134
Interests: Organic geochemistry, biomarkers
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N310
Department: Physical Sciences

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

Fabrizio, Mary C.
Professor; Dept. Chair, Fisheries Science
Email: [[v|mfabrizio]]
Phone: (804) 684-7308
Office: Nunnally Hall 135
Department: Fisheries Science
Interests: Fish population dynamics, habitat, fish movement, fish ecology; fishery-independent surveys

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Friedrichs, Carl T.
Glucksman Professor; Dept. Chair, Physical Sciences; CBNERR Associate Director
Email: [[carl.friedrichs]]
Phone: (804) 684-7303
Office: Andrews Hall 227, Wilson House 206
Interests: Coastal and estuarine processes
Department: Physical Sciences

Friedrichs, Marjy
Research Professor
Email: [[marjy]]
Phone: (804) 684-7695
Interests: Using mathematical models to study effects of climate change and other human impacts on coastal & estuarine systems.
Office: Andrews Hall 330
Department: Biological Sciences

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

Courtney Harris

Harris, Courtney K.
Professor
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
Department: Physical Sciences

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Hein, Christopher
Associate Professor
Email: [[hein]]
Phone: (804) 684-7533
Office: Andrews Hall 237
Department: Physical Sciences
Lab Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/research/units/labgroups/coastal_geology/index.php, Coastal Geology}}

Eric J. Hilton

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

Johnson, David
Assistant Professor
Email: [[dsjohnson]]
Phone: (804) 684-7513 (email is best)
Office: Andrews Hall 336
Department: Biological Sciences
Lab Website: {{http://jlabresearch.wixsite.com/jlab}}

Kellogg, Lisa
Senior Research Scientist
Email: [[lkellogg]]
Phone: 804-684-7706
Office: Andrews Hall 338
Department: Biological Sciences

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Lipcius, Romuald N.
Professor
Email: [[rom]]
Phone: (804) 684-7330
Office: Andrews Hall 427
Department: Fisheries Science

McDowell, Jan
Research Associate Professor
Email: [[mcdowell]]
Phone: (804) 684-7263
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N209
Department: Fisheries Science

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Orth, Robert J.
Professor
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.
Office: Andrews Hall 308

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Reece, Kimberly S.
Professor; Dept. Chair, Aquatic Health Sciences
Email: [[v|kreece,Contact Dr. Kimberly Reece]]
Phone: (804) 684-7407
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall S110
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Interests: Molecular/genetic analysis of aquaculture species, shellfish disease pathogens.

Rivest, Emily
Assistant Professor
Email: [[ebrivest]]
Phone: (804) 684-7942
Office: Andrews Hall 340
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Ecological physiology, global change biology, marine invertebrate biology

Rochelle Seitz

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

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

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

Steinberg, Deborah
CSX Professor; Dept. Chair, Biological Sciences
Email: [[debbies]]
Phone: (804) 684-7838
Office: Andrews Hall 328
Department: Biological Sciences
Interests: Zooplankton ecology; coastal and deep sea food webs/marine "snow."

Wolfgang K. Vogelbein

Vogelbein, Wolfgang
Professor
Email: [[wolf]]
Phone: (804) 684-7261
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall N107
Department: Aquatic Health Sciences
Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/research/departments/eaah/programs/histopath/index.php,Histopathology}}