Sam Karelitz

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Sam received a BSc in environmental science at Plymouth State University and an MSc in marine science at the University of Otago, where he studied the interactive effects of ocean acidification on thermal tolerance of marine invertebrates.

In the Gemmell Lab, Sam’s research has focused on the role of transgenerational plasticity in acclimation of marine organisms to rapidly changing ocean conditions, with an emphasis on transcriptomic responses and population genetics. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Miles Lamare (Marine Science department) and Professor Maria Byrne (University of Sydney).