Announcing MLML’s New Chemical Oceanographer: Dr. Maxime Grand!

MLML is excited to welcome a new Chemical Oceanography faculty member: Dr. Maxime Grand.  He will be joining us this coming August!

Dr. Maxime Grand is recognized for his work as a chemical oceanographer and analytical chemist. His research interests focus on the biogeochemical cycling of trace metals and nutrients in coastal and open ocean regimes and their biological implications. His analytical work revolves around the development of autonomous microfluidic analyzers, also known as optofluidic sensors, which are well suited to investigate complex nutrient and trace metal dynamics in situ.

Dr. Grand holds a PhD from the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, a MS in Applied Marine Science from the University of Plymouth (UK), a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Science from the University of Auckland (NZ) and a BS in Global Environmental Science from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Immediately after completing his academic training, Dr. Grand was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Southampton National Oceanography Centre (UK). Dr. Grand is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where he is leading the development of a National Science Foundation funded oceanography summer bridge program, which aims to improve the recruitment of underrepresented Native Hawaiian students into baccalaureate geoscience programs.

Announcing MLML’s New Invertebrate Zoologist: Dr. Amanda Kahn!

MLML is excited to welcome a new Invertebrate Zoology faculty member: Dr. Amanda Kahn.  She will be starting her Assistant Faculty position in Fall of 2019, and likely will be conducting postdoctoral research at MBARI during this next year.

Amanda studied biology and environmental chemistry as an undergraduate at CSU East Bay, then received her MSc in Marine Science here at MLML (through CSUMB) under the guidance of Dr. Jon Geller.  She received her PhD in Ecology, supervised by Dr. Sally Leys, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she is currently a postdoctoral researcher.

Amanda’s research broadly focuses on movement of food energy (carbon) within and between ecosystems and on how suspension feeders facilitate this movement – especially in food-poor ecosystems.  Her doctoral and postdoctoral work have specifically focused on carbon flow mediated by sponges in the food-poor deep waters of the North Pacific and Atlantic.


Join MLML’s Dave Ebert at Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library’s Meet the Author Event – February 22nd, 2018

Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library

Meet the Author: Dave Ebert

Dr. Dave Ebert, director of MLML's Pacific Shark Research Center, will be speaking about lost sharks at the Pacific Grove Library this month:

Date: February 22nd, 2018, 7:30pm - 9pm

Doors Open: 7:20pm

Admission: requested donation of $10

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