2019 Ph.D., Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University
2008 B.A., Biology with Specialization in Marine Science, Boston University
summa cum laude
2020-present Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology, National Science Foundation/
University of Florida
2017-2019 Research Project Assistant, Stony Brook University
2013-2018 Graduate Research Fellow, National Science Foundation/Stony Brook
University, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Marine
Station at Fort Pierce, Radboud University Nijmegen
2009-2013 Scientist II, ARCADIS US
2009 Risk Assessor, AMEC Earth & Environmental
2008 Assistant Laboratory Technician, Boston University
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2020-present National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology
2017-2018 National Science Foundation GROW Fellowship, Radboud University Nijmegen
2017 Link Foundation Fellowship, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
2017 National Science Foundation GRIP Fellowship, Smithsonian Marine Station at
2016-2018 Stony Brook University Graduate Council Fellowship
2016 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short-Term Fellowship
2016 National Science Foundation GRIP Fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research
2013-2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2007 National Science Foundation REU Internship, Virginia Institute of Marine
2004-2008 National Merit Scholar Corporate Scholarship, Rohm and Haas
2004-2008 Boston University Trustee Scholarship
SELECT CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS (^ undergraduate mentee)
Chin, DW, de Fouw J, van der Heide T, Cahill B^, Katcher K, Campbell J, Paul V, Peterson BJ (2020) Obligate and facultative facilitation of seagrasses by chemosymbiotic bivalves. 112th Annual Meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, Baltimore, MD.
Chin DW, Zhu Q, Volkenborn N, Graffam M, Aller RC, Peterson BJ (2019) Multi-optode imaging supports potential biogeochemically mediated mutualism between a temperate seagrass and a chemosymbiotic bivalve. CERF 25th Biennial Conference, Mobile, AL.
Chin DW, de Fouw J, van der Heide T, Cahill B^, Katcher K, Campbell J, Paul V, Peterson BJ (2019) Lucinid clams increase the resilience of seagrass to multiple environmental stressors. 48th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, St. John’s, NL.
Chin DW, Peterson BJ (2017) Positive and negative interactions between awning clams (Solemya velum) and eelgrass (Zostera marina). CERF 24th Biennial Conference, Providence, RI.
Chin DW, Altieri AH, Peterson BJ (2017) The influence of chemosymbiotic clams (Lucinidae) on sediment in tropical seagrass beds. 46th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC.
Chin DW, Peterson BJ (2016) A commensalism between awning clams (Solemya velum) and eelgrass (Zostera marina) mediated by sulfide-oxidizing bacteria. 45th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Portland, ME.
Chin DW, Peterson BJ (2015) Investigating a potential mutualism between Solemya velum and Zostera marina mediated by symbiotic sulfide-oxidizing bacteria. Poster. 44th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec City, QC.
Chin DW, Furman BT, Stubler AD, Peterson BJ (2014) Succession and the microbial community in small seagrass patches. Poster. 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Jacksonville, FL.
Chin D, Anderson P, Magee B (2011) RME: Exploring the upper bounds of upper-bound exposure parameters in deterministic human health risk assessments. Poster. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Boston, MA.
Chin DW, Richardson JP, Whalen M, Duffy JE (2008) Migratory and predatory controls of grazer populations have cascading effects on the health of seagrass in mesocosms. Poster. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI.
SELECT INVITED TALKS
(2021) Power of the Positive: Ecological Interactions Between Chemosymbiotic Bivalves and Seagrasses. University of Vienna Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science (virtual).
(2019) Introduction to Eelgrass, a Critical Estuarine Habitat. Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program Master Teacher Workshop, Southampton, NY.
(2018) Lucinid Clams and the Resilience of Seagrasses. Radboud University Department of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
(2017) Lucinid Clams and the Resilience of Seagrasses. Smithsonian Marine Station, Fort Pierce, FL.
(2016) Seagrass and Chemosynthetic Clams (Pastos Marinos y Almejas Quimiosintéticas). Cine Cafe, Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Panama.
2008-2010 Expert Tutor, Inspirica, Newton Center, MA
2019 Guest Lecturer, Coastal Oceanography, Stony Brook University
2017-2018 Guest Lecturer, Experimental Marine Biology, Stony Brook University
2014, 2015, 2018 Guest Speaker, Long Island Marine Habitats, Stony Brook University
2013-2015, 2018 Guest Laboratory Instructor, Experimental Marine Biology, Stony Brook
MENTORING, SERVICE, AND OUTREACH
2021-present ESSIE Committee on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA),
University of Florida
2020-present Antiracist Action Working Group for Early Career Scholars, University
2017 Mentor, Brianna Cahill, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
2017 Mentor, Emily Kollmer, Stony Brook University
2016-2018 Mentor/Coordinator, Peterson Laboratory (45+ undergraduate and high
school interns), Stony Brook University
2016 Mentor, William Wied, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
2016 Volunteer Instructor, Grads for Education and Outreach, Stony Brook
2014-2017 Volunteer Research Assistant, Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program
2012-2013 Lead Co-Chair, Risk Assessment and Ecological Sciences Young Scientists,
2021 Great Teaching Certificate, University of Florida Center for Teaching
2019 Scientists Teaching Science, New York Academy of Sciences
Marine Ecology Progress Series
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
National Shellfisheries Association (NSA)
Small boat operation (<25 ft)
Scientific diving: PADI Rescue Diver, AAUS Diver-in-Training, NAUI DFA for Professional Divers
Data management & analysis: R, MS Excel, ImageJ, ArcGIS