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)

Research Assistant

Kelly Barr 

Email: kellybarr (at) gmail (dot) com

B.S.P.H. Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Minor in Marine Sciences. University of North Carolina (2001)

M.Sc. Biology. University of Louisiana (2007)

Research focus: Kelly Barr is a molecular ecologist moonlighting in the Goldbogen lab as a catch-all research assistant.  His research interests are in general species conservation, specifically in the use of genetics tools to facilitate management and recovery strategies.  These interests have led him previously into research on a variety of organisms, from bay scallops and acorn barnacles to red-legged frogs and numerous songbirds.  More information about his previous research can be found here.

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

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.


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Ph.D. Students

William Ary

Email: williamjamesary (at) gmail (dot) com

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 and its business applications.


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].

Undergraduate Students

Amalia Saladrigas

Email: amalias (at) stanford (dot) edu

B.Sc. candidate in Marine Biology (2016)

Amalia Saladrigas is a pre-veterinary student who is especially interested in marine mammals. In the Goldbogen Lab, she is researching the hydrodynamic mechanisms of baleen filtration and how varying baleen morphology plays a role in the prey capture efficiency of different mysticete species. Amalia is also interested in scientific journalism as a means of engaging and involving a broader, non-scientific audience.