Graduate Research

Meet STEMstars fellow Alicia Reigel

alicia2STEMstars Fellow Alicia Reigel is a molecular marine biologist conducting her masters research on an invasive species of marine barnacle, Megabalanus coccopoma, in the southeastern U.S.  Her project involves using molecular techniques to assess the population genetics of the barnacles.  Additionally, she is documenting shell size and density at nine different research sites, both onshore and offshore, to begin a baseline assessment of the population for future monitoring. Alicia is currently partnered with Southeast Bulloch High School and has introduced her research to her students through such activities as DNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, eco-columns, invaalicia1sive species awareness and conservation management of endangered species.

Alicia’s research was recently highlighted in a television commercial for the Georgia Southern University College of Science and Math. Watch the commercial!




Meet STEMstars fellow Dean Moore


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