Lab Members

Dr. Suzanne Strom

Dr. Strom


  • University of Washington, Seattle, WA: Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, 1990
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA: M.A., Biology, 1983
  • Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT: B.A., Biology, 1981 (magna cum laude)

Research Interests:

  • Planktonic food web interactions
  • Role of planktonic organisms in marine biogeochemistry
  • Physiology, ecology and functional morphology of marine protozoa

Please see my Current Research link for more information.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Students

Elizabeth Cooney

cooneye (at) students (dot) wwu (dot) eduTemporary Liz Photo



  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR: B.S. Marine Biology, 2010

Thesis Title:

The effect of light-induced oxidative stress on dinoflagellate predator-prey interactions

Research Summary:

For my thesis research I aim to determine whether light-induced oxidative stress can have an effect on dinoflagellate predator or prey behavior. This investigation is based on the larger questions of whether reactive oxygen species (ROS) function as signaling molecules and how planktonic interactions may be dictated by environmentaly-induced chemical signals in general.


Research Associates

Kelley Bright

Kelley Bright

Kelley (dot) Bright (at) wwu (dot) edu


  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: B.A., Biology, 1988

Primary Focus:

Reactive oxygen research, microzooplankton cultures

Kerri FredricksonKerri Fredrickson

Kerri (dot) Fredrickson (at) wwu (dot) edu


  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI: B.S., Biology 2000           
  • Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: M.S., Biology, 2004

Primary Focus: 

Gulf of Alaska research


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