You guys, this summer has been giant! I successfully defended my dissertation, “Development and Evolution of Scyphomedusae” in May. Truly, it was an incredible day. And check out the amazing poster my lab made!
After my defense I had a few days to sleep before whipping right around to design and teach a two week long summer course on marine inverts. Check out the class blog we put together here: https://marinebioinverts.wordpress.com/
After that it was time to pack and move all the jellies an hour east, to the lovely Woods Hole, MA. It’s been almost one month since we arrived, where I’m now working as a postdoctoral researcher. The jelly polyps have all settled into their new homes, and are so happy they even made some jelly babies.
Over the next few months I’ll be ramping back up to regular posts, and I’d love to hear from y’all. If there is anything in particular you’d like to learn about (ecology, development, husbandry–you name it!) send me an email or post a comment below. It’s good to be back y’all. It’s good to be back 🙂
(new ephyrae jamming in their WHOI home)