VIMS graduate student says her experiences as an international student combined with her passion for science has opened her eyes to the importance of international collaborations.
Featured People @ VIMS
It’s been nearly three decades since Dr. Susan Lowerre-Barbieri returned from serving with the United States Peace Corps, but the experiences gained during her time in Senegal, West Africa continue to influence her research today.
Dr. Sasha Tozzi has recently transitioned from studying microscopic marine plants to growing them, in an effort to transform farming to meet the needs of humanity’s soaring population.
Wolfgang Vogelbein, a professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, has built a life on the parallels he draws between science and art—and his life-long search for the truth that lies within each discipline.
To address one of the world’s big problems—nutrient pollution and its impacts on water quality—Dr. BK Song studies some of Earth’s smallest creatures, the bacteria and fungi that help power the global nitrogen cycle.
Elizabeth Lerberg (M.S. ’05), Bethany Smith (M.S. ’08), and Stephanie Salisbury (M.S. ’12) share a determination to convey the value of science in their students’ lives and to lift the shroud of mystery that often surrounds the field.
Dr. Siddhartha Mitra (Ph.D. '97) is an accomplished scientist, mentor, and professor who credits his late VIMS advisor for contributing to his success.
Dr. Louis Daniel (Ph.D.'95) holds the top fisheries post in the state of North Carolina.
Dr. Donald Boesch (Ph.D '71) juggles multiple responsibilities as President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.
Andrew Wargo studies the ecology of parasites, viruses, and other pathogens, and the mutual evolution between these organisms and their hosts.
VIMS alumnus Abby Sallenger (Ph.D. '75) is a world-renowned scientist and expert on coastal hazards.
Kristin France (Ph.D. '07) is now the Senior Conservation Scientist for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in New York.
Laurie Carroll Sorabella (MS '02) finds happiness in her Virginia-beach based non-profit organization, Oyster Reef Keepers of Virginia.
Marvin Hedgepeth (MS ’75) has spent more than 38 years as an educator, teaching marine biology, marine ecology, and oceanography in local classrooms.
Shelby Walker (PhD '03) leads the strategic planning team for the Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.
John Field (MS '91) is named the new Executive Secretary for the Pacific Salmon Commission.
VIMS alum Tommy Leggett (MS '80) focuses on reversing long-term decline in Chesapeake Bay's oyster stocks.
Peter Raymond (PhD '99) is an internationally known expert in earth, aquatic, and marine science.
Bieri turns her dreams into a reality by opening her own company called "Chesapeake Experience"
Portugal native Ana Verissimo lives her dream to live and study abroad while pursuing a doctoral degree at VIMS as a Fulbright scholar.
VIMS professors Deborah Bronk and Deborah Steinberg share a first name and a passion for oceanography, but their research makes them polar opposites—literally.
Alumni from the College of W&M's School of Marine Science at VIMS are taking a lead role in efforts to determine the causes and long-term effects of the BP oil spill.
VIMS post-doctoral fellow studies puzzling gap in skeleton of deep-sea barbeled dragonfishes.
VIMS alum Charles Natale is President & CEO of ESS Group, Inc., the lead environmental and engineering firm for the nation's first offshore wind-energy project.
Biological Sciences grad student Kersey Sturdivant wins an award for Best Student Poster Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography.
PhD student Erica Holloman is studying the link between seafood consumption and mercury contamination among African-American women.
Young faculty member evolves to examine old fishes
During his 50-year career, Dr. William Hargis served VIMS as Director, Graduate Dean, research scientist, mentor, and friend.
Virginia is known as the birthplace of presidents, with a list that includes George, Thomas, and James. VIMS is now expanding that tradition with names not traditionally seen on a presidential roster: Deborah, Mary, and Linda.
VIMS alumna Carole Baldwin (Ph.D. ’92) likes fish, whether they’re in the water, a museum collection, or a fry pan. Thankfully, her job at the Smithsonian allows her to pursue all three aspects of her lifelong interest in these finny creatures.
VIMS'founder— Dr. Donald W. Davis—had a vision that continues to benefit the Commonwealth and its marine resources.
Non-traditional student says people make the institute.
Anyone who thinks that art and science don’t mix hasn’t met graduate student Stephanie Wilson, who has been combining the two fields since she was in high school.
Polar amplification of climate change is melting glaciers faster every year. Heidi Geisz wonders if glacial meltwater is releasing pesticide chemicals into penguin foraging areas.
CCRM scientist Karen Duhring explains the importance of tidal marshes.
During his 28-year career at VIMS, professor Joe Loesch contributed greatly to the understanding and management of Virginia's fisheries resources.