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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

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

Jim DeMattia

Erica Fanning





Research Assistants (continued)

Teresa Jablonski

Mark Mackenzie

Lauren Martin

Mitchell Masuda

Karen Miller McClune

Eric McIntire

Lydia Moreland

Federico Rotman

Jeff Saurwein

Sabrina Sobel

Savannah Vasey

Ian Zander