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College of Sciences

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Laura McGee

Graduate Research Asst

Jordan Hall 1125


I am a second-year M.S. student in Dr. Ruoying He’s Ocean Observing and Modeling Group. My background is in physics and biology, and my current research looks at the interactions between hurricanes and phytoplankton blooms. I enjoy public speaking and science outreach, especially pertaining to hurricanes!

Research Description

My research interests include physical-biological ocean interactions, ocean modeling, and atmosphere-ocean carbon exchange under hurricane conditions. My thesis research looks at the physical and biological mechanisms that produce asymmetric cooling and phytoplankton blooms in the wake of a hurricane.


B.S., Physics, University of North Carolina Wilmington (2014)