University of Oregon

EMBOC Participating Faculty/Labs

This is a list of faculty who are participating in the OIMB REU program and a brief overview of their research interests.  REU applicants will need to indicate their top two lab choices on their application. More information about each lab can be found by clicking the faculty member’s name. Note that only the first six labs listed are participating in summer 2019.


Aaron Galloway – Ecology, trophic interactions in marine food webs, lipid and isotopic biomarkers Potential REU Projects

South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (Alicia Helms and Shon Schooler) – Estuarine processes and ecological communities from watersheds to nearshore marine environments Potential REU Projects

Svetlana Maslakova – Biodiversity, systematics and evolution of development in marine invertebrates Potential REU Projects

George von Dassow – Cell Biology and embryology of marine invertebrates Potential REU Projects

Craig Young – Reproductive biology, larval development, ecology of deep sea invertebrates Potential REU Projects

Richard Emlet – Ecology, functional morphology, and evolution of marine invertebrate larvae and juveniles (not participating in summer 2019)

Alan Shanks – Biological oceanography, larval ecology, and animal behavior (not participating in summer 2019)

Kelly Sutherland – Ecology and biomechanics of gelatinous zooplankton (not participating in summer 2019)