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
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
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,
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
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, 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.
(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.
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
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,
2019 Scientists Teaching Science, New York Academy of Sciences
Marine Ecology Progress Series
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)
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