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Laura McGee

Graduate Student


I am a Ph.D. 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!


B.S. Physics University of North Carolina Wilmington 2014

M.S. Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences North Carolina State University 2017

Area(s) of Expertise

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