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Released October 16, 2002
Scientist to discuss `The Strange Glowing Inhabitants of the Deep Sea' at MUW
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Dr. Steve Haddock, scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute in California, will speak at Mississippi University for Women on Monday, Oct. 21.
Haddock will discuss "The Strange Glowing Inhabitants of the Deep Sea" as part of MUW's divisional seminar offerings.
His research includes bioluminescence and ecology of deep-sea and open-ocean ctenophores, siphonophores and medusae. His main project is trying to clone novel photoproteins from these groups.
Haddock's other research interests include blue-water diving and submersible work on bioluminescence in zooplankton and marine snow.
MUW senior math major Shannon McVay had an internship under Haddock this past summer in California. She worked on a project with types of jellyfish and their bioluminescence.
Haddock graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Harvey Mudd College and a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
His presentation, which is open to the public, will be at 6 p.m. in Martin Hall 304. He will talk to MUW science and math majors about "Chemical and Evolutionary Origins of Bioluminescence in Gelatinous Zooplankton" on Tuesday, Oct. 22.
For more information about this program or the Division of Science and Mathematics, call (662) 329-7376.
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