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Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
205D Geoscience
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
Phone: 
(845) 365-8738

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I am a ​marine ecologist with broad interests in ecology, evolution, and environmental change. My research focuses on bivalve molluscs, with particoular focus on blue mussels, Mytilus spp., and the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and links between variations in shell biomineralisation, environmental conditions, and water chemistry. I use a combination of field, laboratory and modelling methods to study natural patterns in biomineralisation in marine populations, individuals, and species, across large spatial scales and over historical times, and the biological implications at different organisational levels and geographic regions of projected changes to biomineralisation under future climates. 

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D.
University of Cambridge - Dept. of Earth Sciences
2019
Msc - Marine Sciences
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
2012
Bsc - Biology
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
2010
Honors & Awards: 
2020 LDEO Postdoctoral Fellowship
2017 Cambridge Philosophical Society Research Studentship
2014 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship
2012 EU MAREA Project, Mediterranean Sensitive Habitats (MediSeH) Scholarship