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Melissa May Profile

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May, Melissa (Ph.D.)

Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor
Department of Marine & Earth Sciences

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Marine Invertebrate Physiology & Ecology
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Melissa May is an Assistant Professor of Marine Biology and member of the Coastal Watershed Institute and Water School at Florida Gulf Coast University. She completed her PhD from the University of Maine in 2017, where she studied ontogenetic variation in the response to low salinity exposure in Mytilid mussels. Melissa then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at California Polytechnic State University studying the effects of diet and thermal conditioning on recovery from acute heat shock in the California mussel and the role of sirtuins in regulating the stress response, before joining FGCU in 2020. She is the author of publications on metabolomics, feeding physiology, and ecophysiology of intertidal mussels related to temperature and salinity stress. Dr. May has mentored numerous undergraduate students and teaching courses in oceanography, marine ecology, invertebrate biology, and cellular and molecular physiology. She is currently a member of the Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology and the National Shellfisheries Association.

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