For the past year at the Deheyn lab, I have spent the majority of my time understanding the biochemical properties exhibited by the Chaetopterus variopedatus. Not only does this species exhibit fascinating luminescent properties, but it also has the ability to transform a viscous "slime" into a highly ordered three dimensional solid structure. Once created, this structure becomes its cozy abode. My research focuses on this transformation.
My background lies in Biochemistry and Cell Biology with an added emphasis in Marine Sciences. The bountiful discoveries made about the ocean continue to amaze me every day, and I am very thankful to be able to contribute by working in the Deheyn lab. I have always loved the ocean and I aspire to put my skills that I have acquired in this lab to good use in my future career.