Adriane McDonald joined the Hofmann Lab as a Ph.D. student in the EEMB Department in Fall 2019. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with Honors at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. Adriane's research interests include evaluating marine invertebrate response to multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors using molecular biology techniques. She also has plans to deploy sensors within the Santa Barbara Channel in order to collect temperature data for incoming marine heatwaves. She is also an advocate for diversity in science, which she hopes to continue to work for through outreach programs.
Aluru, N., Krick, K. S., McDonald, A. M. Karchner, S. I. (2020) Developmental Exposure to PCB153 (2,2’,4,4’,5,5’-Hexachlorobiphenyl) Alters Circadian Rhythms and the Expression of Clock and Metabolic Genes, Toxicological Sciences, 173(1), 41–52. https://doi.org/10.1093/toxsci/kfz217