BML - Dr. Hollie Putnam: "Coping with Climate Change: Mechanisms of Carry Over Effects and Cross-Generational Plasticity in Marine Invertebrates"
From Noah Killeen
Dr. Hollie Putnam is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island in the Department of Biological Sciences. She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2004 followed by her Master’s of Science from California State University Northridge in 2008 studying the effects of fluctuating temperature on coral physiology, with fieldwork conducted in French Polynesia and Taiwan with Dr. Peter Edmunds. She completed her PhD on coral acclimatization in 2012 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with Dr. Ruth Gates.
Following this, she was a SOEST Young Investigator and NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral fellow at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and a research associate at the University of Washington working on geoduck clam epigenetics with Dr. Steven Roberts. Dr. Putnam currently mentors seven graduate students, five undergraduate students, and three postdoctoral researchers. Work in the Putnam lab focuses on reproductive plasticity, cross-generational epigenetic inheritance, assisted evolution, and mechanisms of biomineralization in corals and clams in Rhode Island, Hawaiʻi, Mo’orea, Seattle, and Bermuda.