Chrissie Lynn Chater was a professional masters student in Northeastern’s 3 Seas Program and worked on young of year lobster anti-predator behavior. She worked jointly with Anita Meltzer from the New England Aquarium and the Grabowski Lab. She graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Biology.
Stephen Heck graduated from Middlebury College in 2010 with a B.A. in Biology. Since then, he has spent the warmer seasons working as a research technician on a bay scallop restoration project in Nantucket, MA. For the better part of each year he conducted background research for the Environmental Defense Fund on several fisheries conservation projects. Stephen is currently a Masters student through the Three Seas Program of Northeastern University. Fundamentally intrigued by the interconnectivity of everything, he is particularly interested in studying the effects that anthropogenic activities have on marine ecosystems and using research to understand how to best mitigate those impacts. Stephen will be researching the population dynamics of sea scallops in the Gulf of Maine during his time in the Grabowski lab