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)

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Postdoctoral Researchers

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.


Lab Alumni (First position after Goldbogen Lab)

Kelly Barr (Ph.D. Program, UCLA)

Alex Boersma (

Nicholas Carey (Scottish Association for Marine Science)

Megan Jensen (International Maritime Organization)

Amalia Saladrigas (Coterminal Master’s Degree, Stanford)