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Faculty Detail


Dr. Laura Cooney


Visiting Assistant Professor of Oceanography

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PhD, University of Michigan, Molecular Immunology, 2010
BS, University of Miami, Microbiology and Immunology, 2004

Research Areas & Interests:

Dr. Cooney's research interests include population genetics and connectivity of plankton communities, particularly of the Sargasso Sea.
Current research projects include distribution and diversity of Sargassum and its associated community in the North Atlantic.

Courses Taught:

SEA Semester: Marine Biodiversity & Conservation – Advanced Topics in Biological Oceanography: Biodiversity, Directed Oceanographic Research