Current Team Members

Ph.D. assistantship is often available (normally begins in the fall semester​). If you are interested, please email us: 1) a cover letter describing your research interests, career goals and important experiences or accomplishments you have had, 2) current CV, and 3) copies of transcripts. Although not required, high GRE scores do help your chances of admission. The deadline of application is every January 5th.

Dr. Yuying Zhang

Working Experience

Associate Professor, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, FL                2018 ~ present

Assistant Professor, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, FL                2011~ 2018

Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, MA                                2009 ~ 2011

​Education
Ph.D., University of Maine, Orono, ME                                                                                                       2010

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​M.S., University of Maine, Orono, ME                                                                                                         2005

B.S., East China University of Science and Technology, ​Shanghai, Shanghai, China                           2003

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Matthew Woodstock    Ph.D. student

 

Working Experience

Research Assistant, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, FL                 2019 ~ present

Teaching Assistant, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami, FL                  2018 ~ 2019

STEM Educator, Museum of Discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                           2017 ~ present

Sea Turtle Specialist, Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program                                         2016 ~ 2018

Research Assistant, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                           2016 ~ 2018

Teaching Assistant, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                            2017

Nature Educator, Barbara C. Harris Summer Camp, Greenfield, NH                                                  Sum 2015

Chief Scientist, Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy, Clearwater, FL                          Sum 2014

Education                               

M.S., Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                                       2018

B.S., Beloit College, Beloit, WI                                                                                                                       2015

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Caitlin Retzlaff    Master student

​Education

B.S., State University of New York at Potsdam, ​Potsdam, NY                                                                 2021

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Yang Wang    Exchange Ph.D. student

Working Experience

Research Assistant, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, Shanghai, China                                   2019 ~ present

Research Assistant, "SongHang" Research Vessel, Northwestern Pacific Ocean                             2020 ~ 2021

Exchange Student, National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, China                                      2015

​Education
M.S., Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, Shanghai, China                                                               2019

B.S., Nanjing University Jinling College, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China                                                            2017

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Dr. Jie Li    Programmer

Working Experience

Analyst, Xalpha AI LLC, Ft Lauderdale, FL                                                                                                2014 ~ present

Analyst, The Strategic Group, Gainesville, FL                                                                                          2013 ~ 2014

Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                                                                    2008 ~ 2013

Instructor, Xi'an University of Finance and Economics, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China                                  2005 ~ 2006

Instructor, Xi'an Fanyi University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China                                                                       2005 ~ 2006

​Education
Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                                                                                              2014

M.S., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL                                                                                                2009

M.S., Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China                                                                                   2007

B.S., Northwest University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China                                                                                    2004