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Senior Research Biologists are the heart of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute research team. Individually and collectively, our scientists are the major source of the Institute’s productivity, scientific accomplishments and reputation. They are responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the research initiatives of the Institute
  • helping to formulate policies and procedures
  • mentoring young scientists and students
  • interacting with the community
  • generating revenues through grants and contracts that are essential to the continued existence of the Institute.

Senior Research Scientists

Ann E. Bowles, Ph.D.

Mark A. Drawbridge, M.S.

Donald B. Kent, M.S.

Brent S. Stewart, Ph.D., J.D.

Pamela K. Yochem, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Senior Research Associates

Llewellyn M. Ehrhart, Ph.D.

Daniel K. Odell, Ph.D.

Judy St. Leger, D.V.M., DACVP




Research Scientists

Wendy Noke Durden, M.S.

Michael A. Shane, M.S.

Megan K. Stolen, M.S.

Kevin Stuart, M.S.

Constance Silbernagel, DVM, MPVM

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Ruairi MacNamara, Ph.D.

Sam Rossman, Ph.D.

Research Assistants

Janet Behm, D.V.M.

Joshua Burger

Tim Conerty

Chris Cunningham

Erica Fanning




Research Assistants (continued)

Teresa Jablonski

Keri Maull

Enrique Mauser

Karen Miller McClune

Eric McIntire

Avier Montalvo

Lydia Moreland

Michael Page

Brian Pratschner

Federico Rotman

Eric Schnatter