UPDATED Career Development Seminar – Seattle Aquarium Research

Our next career development seminar will feature Shawn Larson, the Curator of Animal Health & Research at the Seattle Aquarium. We have selected a date and time for this conference based on your responses to our doodle poll. The seminar will be Tuesday, May 1 at 1pm in the Fishery Sciences Building, room 314 (map). We encourage those not affiliate with UW to attend! There is free (2 hour) public parking available just to the west of the Fishery Sciences Building (near Recycled Cycles, see map).

Shawn Larson is the animal health and conservation research coordinator for the Seattle Aquarium.  She earned her PhD from the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences at University of Washington in 2002.  Prior to that, she completed a master’s degree in wildlife biology at California Polytechnic State University, and a bachelor’s degree in natural resources science at University of California at Berkeley.  Research biologists at the Seattle Aquarium study a variety of local marine species, including the giant Pacific octopus, sixgill sharks, and northern sea otters.  Dr. Larson will discuss the ongoing research projects at the aquarium and her own research on wild sea otter populations and genetics. Find out about current research at the aquarium from the 2011-2012 Seattle Aquarium Research Report.