Florida Institute of Oceanography

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Heather Judkins in her lab in the Science and Technology building

University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) Department of Biological Sciences' curriculum includes animal behavior, biophysics, botany, cell biology, conservation biology, freshwater and terrestrial ecology, genetics, marine sciences, microbiology, and restoration ecology.  The department supports pre-professional and health-science career objectives, and prepares students for graduate studies in biology.

Part of the marine science curriculum includes research in the Invertebrate Lab at USFSP. Dr. Heather Judkins focuses on Mollusca, specifically the cephalopods: squids, octopods, and their relatives; as well as pelagic snails.  Past and present projects include investigating the biodiversity, systematics, biogeography, genetic diversity, and physiology of the group.

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