Education

EDUCATION

2019        Ph.D., Marine and Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University

                 Advisor: Bradley Peterson

2008        B.A., Biology with Specialization in Marine Science, Boston University

                 summa cum laude

Experience

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020-present        Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Florida

2017-2019             Research Project Assistant, Stony Brook University

                                Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program

2013-2018             Graduate Fellow, Stony Brook University, Smithsonian Tropical Research

                                Institute, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce, Radboud University

                                Nijmegen

2009-2013             Scientist II, ARCADIS US, Chelmsford, MA

2009                       Risk Assessor, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Westford, MA

2008                       Assistant Laboratory Technician, Boston University

2007-2008             Undergraduate Researcher, Virginia Institute of Marine Science,

                                Boston University

Funding

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2020-2022             National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology

2019                       Sigma Xi Travel Award

2017-2018             National Science Foundation GROW Fellowship, Radboud University Nijmegen 

2017                       Stony Brook University SoMAS Maze-Landeau Graduate Student Travel Award

2017                       Link Foundation Fellowship, Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce

2017                       National Science Foundation GRIP Fellowship, Smithsonian Marine Station at 

                                Fort Pierce

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

                                Institute

2013-2016             National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2007                       National Science Foundation REU Internship, Virginia Institute of Marine

                                Science

2004-2008             National Merit Scholar Corporate Scholarship, Rohm and Haas             

2004-2008             Boston University Trustee Scholarship             

Contributed
Presentations

SELECT CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS (^ undergraduate mentee)

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. Oral presentation. 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. Oral presentation. 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). Oral presentation. 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. Oral presentation. 46th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Kollmer E^, Chin D, Peterson B (2017) The relationship of sediment carbonate content to mollusk communities in seagrass beds of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Poster presentation. Stony Brook University Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Symposium, Stony Brook, NY.

Chin DW, Peterson BJ (2016) A commensalism between awning clams (Solemya velum) and eelgrass (Zostera marina) mediated by sulfide-oxidizing bacteria. Oral presentation. 45th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Portland, ME.

Chin DW, Peterson BJ (2015) A temperate bivalve-seagrass symbiosis mediated by sulfide-oxidizing bacteria. Poster presentation. 2015 ESA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Chin DW, Peterson BJ (2015) Investigating a potential mutualism between Solemya velum and Zostera marina mediated by symbiotic sulfide-oxidizing bacteria. Poster presentation. 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 presentation. 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 presentation. 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 presentation. 37th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, Providence, RI.

Invited
Talks

INVITED TALKS

(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.

(2017) Seagrass, Sand, and Sulfide. Stony Brook University SoMAS Research Symposium, Stony Brook, NY.

(2016) Seagrass and Chemosynthetic Clams (Pastos Marinos y Almejas Quimiosintéticas). Cine Cafe, Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro, Panama.

Teaching

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

   PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

      2008-2010             Expert Tutor, Inspirica, Newton Center, MA

   GUEST POSITIONS

      2019                       Guest LecturerCoastal Oceanography, Stony Brook University

      2017-2018             Guest LecturerExperimental 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

                                       University

   MENTORING, SERVICE, AND OUTREACH

      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

                                      University

      2014-2017             Volunteer Research Assistant, Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program

      2012-2013             Lead Co-Chair, Risk Assessment and Ecological Sciences Young Scientists,

                                      ARCADIS US

   TRAINING

      2019                       Scientists Teaching Science, New York Academy of Sciences

Peer 
Review

PEER REVIEW

Marine Ecology Progress Series

Harmful Algae

Affiliations

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)

Benthic Ecology Meeting Society (BEMS)

Coastal & Estuarine Research Federation (CERF)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

National Shellfisheries Association (NSA)

Skills

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Small boat operation (<22 ft)

Scientific diving: PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider

Data management and analysis: Excel, R, ImageJ, PRIMER-E, ArcGIS 10.x