Growing up in coastal Alaska, Aidan has always been fascinated by the ocean and the various critters that live in it. That love took him to Bowdoin College, where he researched genetic links to thermal tolerance in the invasive European green crab. After graduation, he continued his crab investigations, working for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game on Tanner crab reproduction studies and monitoring the St. Matthew Island blue king crab population. He then joined the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, where he studied herring spawn events and ichthyoplankton distribution.

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Aidan is particularly interested in epigenetic responses, parasite/host interactions, and invasive species. He also has a soft spot for crabs. In his free time, he enjoys bike trips and camping.

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