Amanda Sosnowski

I am passionate about better understanding marine biodiversity through life history research. I am particularly fascinated with cephalopod life histories and linking their life histories with environmental variation. I will be working with Dr. Heather Judkins and Dr. Mya Breitbart at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science to examine various genetic markers in cephalopod species and how each gene is expressed at various developmental stages. By studying gene expression in cephalopod species over various life history stages, this information will lend a fuller picture to the identity of individual cephalopod species in the Gulf of Mexico.