Laura Timm

My research interests focus on evolution, phylogeny, and population connectivity of marine invertebrates. I am interested in how these organisms disperse in the marine environment, and how this affects their diversity. As a research assistant to Dr. Heather Bracken-Grissom at Florida International University, my role in DEEPEND will be to examine population connectivity of crustaceans in the Gulf of Mexico. We will use Next-Generation Sequencing techniques to investigate species diversity and assess community structure.