Inga Van den Bossche
Fascinated by color in nature, I was immediately attracted to the amazing research and biomimicry performed at the Deheyn lab. In particular, it is the strong emphasis of research performed on marine biology such as cephalopods, nudibranchs, and corals that intrigued me to join as a volunteer.
A first year undergraduate Materials scientist and engineer (MEng) from Imperial College London, I am currently using my knowledge to further discover mechanical, thermoregulating, and optical properties of various types and compositions of melanin in the local giant keyhole limpet species (Megathura crenulata). Working with technology such as tensile testing, IR-imaging, and oceanographic spectrometers, I have received so many exciting opportunities! I look forward to pursuing a career related to marine biology and biomimicry; Scripps Oceanography is a great place to learn and be inspired!