Our Team


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Dr. Sean Lema

Associate Professor

Biological Sciences Department

Center for Coastal Marine Sciences


Current Graduate Students


Nicci Hack

M.S. Graduate Student

Project: Examining the use of the hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) as an indicator of growth rate in Pacific rockfishes

Theresa Bersin

M.S. Graduate Student

Project: Nutritional stress modulation of GH/IGF1 hormone signaling in Pacific rockfishes

Previous Graduate Students


Meagan Schrandt

M.S. Marine Biology (Univ. of North Carolina - Wilmington)

Project: Effects of coral reef degradation on the behavior and stress physiology of bicolor damselfish 

Kaitlin Johnson

M.S. Biological Sciences

Project: Effects of 4-nonylphenol on the reproductive endocrinology and osmoregulatory ability of the estuarine arrow goby  

Undergraduate Students