Leann Biancani is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses on hyperiid amphipods, an abundant group of pelagic crustaceans. She aims to better understand the evolutionary history of their incredibly diverse eyes.
Robert Boyd serves as a Social Media Outreach Coordinator for the StreamCode project. He is a graduate student in American University’s MFA Film program. Through the use of wildlife film and underwater microscopy, Robert hopes to increase public interest in zooplankton and zooplankton research.
Michael J. Boyle is a Staff Biologist at the Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Florida. He is the coauthor of the StreamCode grant with Karen Osborn. His areas of focus include the comparative development of sipunculan worms, marine invertebrate life history patterns, and the evolution and diversity of marine larval forms.
Allen Collins is an affiliated Agency Scientist with NOAA’s National Systematics Lab and a Curator at the Smithsonian. His work focuses on the biodiversity of cnidarians and sponges.
Kate Hanson received her PhD from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Kate's research explores the role of zooplankton in oceanic and coastal food webs. Her work includes study of the natural history and ecology of tropical marine copepods.
Jerry Harasewych is Emeritus Curator of marine mollusks, and Research Zoologist at the Smithsonian. His work focuses on the systematics, biology, biogeography, and molecular evolution of gastropods with an emphasis on deep sea taxa.
Elise Hartill is an incoming graduate student at the University of Maine, in the Rhian Waller Lab. The Waller lab studies the benthic community structure in Glacier Bay National Park, with a focus on cold-water corals. Elise has previously worked in Dr. Waller’s lab, using histological techniques to study cold water-coral reproduction.
Will Jaeckle is a Professor of Biology at Illinois Wesleyan University. His work focuses on the life history, development, physiology, and ecology of invertebrates and their larvae.
Chan Lin is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Osborn Lab, at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. He studies the nervous systems of crustaceans and insects. His current work focuses on figuring out how the brains are organized to serve a diversity of eye morphologies and adaptations in hyperiid amphipods.
Karen Osborn is a Research Zoologist/Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Her research focuses on study of evolution of life in the midwater, which encompasses all the water below the surface of the ocean and above the sea floor. She is currently working on projects on hyperiid amphipods (crustaceans), tomopterid and other midwater polychaetes (annelid worms) in addition to StreamCode.
Karen Reed is a Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian. She is responsible for the collection and data management of crustaceans in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology.
Katya Uryupova is passionate about the Polar Regions, and has spent most of her life in Siberia. In 2009, she received her PhD in marine biology from Moscow State University. Having Worked as a scientist in the Arctic and Antarctic regions since 2000, she is involved in a number of research projects. Her research interests range from general biology, to different aspects of human impact on the environment, to interdisciplinary research efforts.
Michael Vecchione is a NOAA Research Zoologist at the National Museum of Natural History. His work focuses on the natural history of cephalopods, deep-sea biology, and marine biodiversity.