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)
B.S.E. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. University of Michigan (2006)
Ph.D. in Biology. Stanford University (2014)
Research focus: Megan is studying maximum performance in large vertebrates, specifically the kinematics of humpback whale breaching. 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.
B.Sc. in Pyschobiology. University of California – Los Angeles (2009)
M.B.A. in General Management. California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo (2010)
M.Sc. in Biology, San Diego State University (2014)
Research focus: Will’s research interests lie at the intersection between behavior, morphology and evolution. He uses quantitative techniques from engineering and statistics to answer questions about biomechanics, physiology, behavioral ecology and morphological evolution. Will is also interested in bio-inspired design, startups, and taking an integrative approach to biology its business applications.
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].