Brad Gemmell is an Assistant Professor in the Integrative Biology Department at the University of South Florida and Sloan Foundation Research Fellow. He obtained his PhD in Marine Science from the University of Texas at Austin and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.
Brad's research interests focus on marine ecology and organism-fluid interactions. Specifically, he investigates the role that the physical fluid environment plays in an organism’s ability to capture prey, evade predators and to move efficiently through a fluid. His research extends to bioinspired design and applying biological solutions to engineering and involves a combination of laboratory and field methods. His work has been featured in several high profile media outlets such as the New York Times, Popular mechanics, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel.