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College of Sciences

Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Laura McGee

Graduate Research Asst

Jordan Hall 1125


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!

Research Description

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.


B.S., Physics, University of North Carolina Wilmington (2014)
M.S., Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University (2017)