Ph.D. Candidate  (September 2016 - September 2020)
Research Interests: The microbiome and the fitness of wild fishes.
Thesis topic: Characterization of skeletal and histological structures for a novel coral growth anomaly and the immune response elicited in the coral host.
Lab Publications (1)
Elmer, L. K., Kelly, L., Rivest, S., Steell, C. Twardek, W., Danylchuk, A. J., Arlinghaus, R., Bennett, J. R., Cooke, S. J. 2017. Angling into the future: Ten commandments for recreational fisheries science, management, and stewardship in a good Anthropocene. Environmental Management 60:165-175.
Kelly LA, Heintz T, Lamb JB, Ainsworth TD and Willis BL (2016) Ecology and Pathology of Novel Plaque-Like Growth Anomalies Affecting a Reef-Building Coral on the Great Barrier Reef. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:151. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00151