Pau Masdeu Monclus
I am an undergraduate biology student at University of Barcelona in Spain joining the Deheyn Lab from February to June 2021. My research focuses on the bioluminescence of the marine parchment tube worm Chaetopterus sp. I am interested in characterizing the components of the biochemical reaction that produces blue light taking place in the mucus secreted by the worm. These unknown organic compounds could have numerous applications in biomedicine and biotechnology.
I am passionate about marine life and the ocean and enjoy surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling. I also like exploring the beautiful city of San Diego. I am grateful to be part of the Deheyn Lab and to have met wonderful people during my time here.