Principal Investigator

Jeremy GoldbogenJAG

Email: jergold (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Zoology. University of Texas at Austin (2002)

M.Sc. in Marine Biology. Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (2005)

Ph.D. in Zoology. University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2010)

Postdoc: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego (2011)

Postdoc: Cascadia Research Collective, Olympia, Washington (2012-2013)

Google Scholar Profile: [Link]

Publons Review and Editorial Service Profile: [Link]

ORCID ID: [Link]

Postdoctoral Researchers

Nicholas Carey 

Email: ncarey (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. Marine Environmental Science. Southampton Solent University & University of Oslo (2009)

M.Sc. Ecological Management and Conservation Biology. Queen’s University Belfast (2010)

Ph.D. Physiology of Marine Invertebrates. Queen’s University Belfast (2013)

Research focus: Nick has research interests in the ecophysiology of marine organisms, particularly the effects of warming and ocean acidification, and the allometric relationship between body size and metabolic rate (metabolic scaling). His research at Hopkins will focus on the energetics of sardines and anchovies, particularly respiration and energy use under ram filter feeding, aerobic scope, responses to warm temperatures and hypoxia, and ultimately how these may affect the populations of these important components of the Monterey Bay community.


Megan Jensen (NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow)megan

Email: mmjensen (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. University of Michigan (2006)

Ph.D. in Biology. Stanford University (2014)

Research focus: Megan brings together elements of morphology, hydrodynamics, inertial and video sensor technology to quantify the mechanics and energetics of this iconic behavior. Megan is also interested in bio-inspired design, and applying engineering techniques to biological systems including computational fluid dynamics. Megan was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research In Collections to study the hydrodynamics of baleen filtration.


Paolo Segre (Website)

Email: psegre (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. General Biology, University of Illinois (2003)

M.Sc. Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution, University of Montana (2006)

Ph.D. Zoology, University of British Columbia (2015)

Maneuverability is critical to survival and plays an important role in prey capture, predator avoidance, and territorial disputes. I am interested in the fluid dynamics, kinematics, and ecological correlates of maneuvering performance across a range of animals. My PhD research focused on quantifying and comparing the acrobatic maneuvers of tropical hummingbirds in Central and South America. At Hopkins Marine Station I am applying similar engineering principles to the study of maneuvering performance in free ranging rorqual whales.


Danuta Wisniewska


B.Sc. Marine Biology and Marine Physics, University of Gdansk, Poland (2006)

M.Sc. Biology, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2008)

Ph.D. Zoophysiology, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2013)

Research focus: Danuta focuses on cetacean foraging at the interface of sensory ecology, acoustics, and physiology. Her Ph.D. was on the echolocation behavior of free-ranging harbor porpoises and their responses to acoustic disturbance. As a postdoc in the lab, Danuta will be investigating the scaling of feeding performance among cetacean species, from harbor porpoises to blue whales, and the biological significance of behavioral responses to acoustic disturbance that involve cessation of foraging.


Ph.D. Students

David Cade Cade1

Email: davecade (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Mathematics. Brown University (2002)

M.A. in Education. Stanford University (2005)

M.Sc. in Oceans and Atmospheric Science, Oregon State University (2014)

Research focus: Dave is interested in studying predator-prey dynamics and ecosystem-level ecology using both passive acoustic monitoring and active acoustic survey techniques. His M.Sc. thesis was on the detection and ecology of acoustic scattering layers in the Gulf of California [Link].


William Gough (Website)

Email: wgough (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Animal Science. Cornell University (2014)

M.S. in Biology. West Chester University (2017)

Research focus: Will is broadly interested in the behavioral biomechanics of large marine vertebrates. His previous research experiences include studies on the lateralization of stereotyped behaviors in dogs, mechanical properties of control surfaces in cetaceans, and the biomechanics of escape behaviors in eider ducks.


Shirel Kahane-Rapport 

Email: skahaner (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. in Marine Biology. Guelph University (2016)


Research focus: Shirel is interested in studying foraging ecology and biomechanics of rorqual species using bio-logging techniques. She is also interested in the effects of oxygen storage on diving capabilities.


Visiting Scientist

Alex Boersma


B.A. in Earth Sciences & Studio Art. Vassar College (2015)

Master’s Certificate in Science Illustration. California State University, Monterey Bay (expected 2017)

Research focus: Alex has extensive experience in paleontology and fossil marine mammals through collaborations with Nick Pyenson at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. There she published several papers on fossil toothed whales including sperm whales and river dolphins. While completing her Master’s Certificate in Science Illustration at CSUMB, Alex will be working in the lab on a wide range of research projects that focus on the integrative biology of marine vertebrate filter feeders.

Lab Alumni (First position after Goldbogen Lab)

Kelly Barr (Ph.D. Program, UCLA)

Amalia Saladrigas (Coterminal Master’s Degree, Stanford)