Robert is currently studying for a Masters as part of the NSF-EPSCoR RI C-AIM project.
Why did you choose to study / research marine science?
I was born and raised in the Ocean State, and the bay and the Southern RI coast have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Since I’ve returned to Rhode Island after serving in the Air Force, that connection to the sea has only gotten stronger, and that’s why I’m here.
What is your research project about?
II seek to elucidate the relationship between the physical processes within the bay and transcription profiles of phytoplankton, how they lead to harmful algal blooms, and any potential preventative and/or mitigation efforts.
Interesting fact about yourself?
The Jedi Mind Trick doesn’t work; trust me, I’ve tried.