Recent UOG grad accepted into prestigious marine biology program
University of Guam alumna Gabriella Prelosky is one of 15 individuals selected nationwide to participate in this summer's highly competitive Woods Hole Partnership Education Program.
The program consists of a four-week course in global climate change and a 10-week research project, in the seaside village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
The program’s course is taught by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Geological Survey, Sea Education Association, Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Woodwell Climate Research Center. Four hours of credit will be awarded via the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Prelosky will experience research aboard the coastal research vessel Tioga.
Prelosky will also study the development of electroreceptors in shark embryos under scientist mentors Dr. Andrew Gillis and Dr. Michael Palmer.
“I feel so incredibly honored to have been accepted into this program as the first University of Guam student to attend,” said Prelosky. “I was so lucky to have been one of the 15 students picked for this incredible and competitive program.”
Prelosky graduated in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
As a UOG student, she participated in a bridge-to-Ph.D. program for emerging aquatic scientists. She also named two potentially new species of diatoms as a 2021 undergraduate student research fellow with the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES program. (https://guamepscor.uog.edu/five-students-gain-valuable-experience-through-summer-research-program/).
“My time in the INCLUDES program amped up my writing and general lab skills,” said Prelosky. “INCLUDES has allowed me to become proud of the scientist I know I am,” Prelosky added.
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