Natalie Simon– Ph.D. Student: 2017 to present
Natalie Simon is from the Jersey Shore and received her BS in Marine Biology from Stockton University. While working at Rutgers’s Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory as a hatchery technician, she found her love for oysters. Not long after, Natalie moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida (UF) for her Master’s degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and is continuing her education in our Ph.D. program. Her research interests include cryogenics, germplasm preservation, and molluscan aquaculture. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys nature, coffee, Netflix and quality time with her bearded dragon, Hector.
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MS in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 2017 BS in Marine Biology. Stockton University, Galloway, NJ, USA. 2014
Thesis: Cryopreservation of trochophore larvae in the Hard Clam Mercenaria merceneria