Florida International University

Gabriel 'Lu' Diaz, Graduate McNair Fellow

As a recent graduate from FIU and a South Florida native, I have always had a deep fascination with the ocean. My research goals have always been centered around observing and describing the behavior of large marine predators, specifically sharks. During my undergraduate studies, I volunteered at many different laboratories in FIU where I gained experience in all fields of marine bio including ecotoxicology, acoustics, behavior, ecology, and epigenetics. My goal in the future is to combine these unique disciplines and form a better understanding of the behavior of large marine predators and the role they play in the ecosystem in order to aid in conservation efforts.

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