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Current Lab Members

at SFSU & Berkeley

Jonathon Stillman

Professor of Biology @ SFSU
Adjunct Professor of Integrative Biology @ UC Berkeley
Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences

Jonathon earned his BS at the University of Minnesota, working with Frank Barnwell, and earned his PhD with George Somero at Oregon State University. Prior to his current positions at SFSU and Berkeley, he held a one-year professorship at Occidental College, and was a tenure-track professor at the University of Hawaii for two years. He is also currently a guest professor at the University of Basel Switzerland.

Florence "Flo" Fields

MS Student @ SFSU

Flo earned her BS in Biology from Saint Augustine’s University, where she was also a student athlete in track & field. Her main research interest involves the genetics, physiology and molecular biology of marine organisms, the effects of climate change on marine organisms and their habitats and species interaction with the biotic and abiotic environment.

Jeremiah Ets-Hokin

MS Student @ SFSU

Jeremiah earned his BS in Marine Biology and a minor in scientfic diving at Humboldt State University. His research has focused on themes of ocean acidification and near shore subtidal ecology along the California coast. He presented his research at WSN in 2021.

Cesar Estrada Aguila

MS Student @ SFSU

Cesar earned his BS at California State University Stanislaus working with Dr. Jennifer Cooper. Previous research includes working on fresh water ecology with invertabrates and behaviral ecology with California ground squrriels. Began MS in Marine Biology at San Franisco State Univeristy in Fall 2020. Reseach interest include ecology, animal behavior, physiology, and evolution with regards to climate change and other evnironmental disturbances. He presented his research at the 2022 SICB meeting, as well as SACNAS 2021

Jessenia Suarez

MS Student @ SFSU

Jessenia earned her BS at San Francisco State University where she worked with NERR scientists on invasive species. She is interested in marine ecophysiology in a global climate change context. For her MS Thesis, she is working on a RNA-seq dataset to examine interactive effects of temperature and salinity variation.

Eric Coyle

MS Student @ SFSU

Eric completed his BS at UC Davis and he is interested in the ecophysiology of amphibians and invertebrates.

Loni Matthew

Undergraduate Student @ SFSU

Loni is a junior and is in pursuit of her Bachelor's in Marine Biology. She is passionate about doing research and is assisting with projects in the lab as well as pursuing an independent research project on the effects of microplastics on mole crab burrowing performance. She presented her research at the 2022 SICB Meeting.

Haven Dimkoff

Undergraduate Student @ SFSU

Haven has been working in the field with Loni and Cesar

Dylan Chin

Undergraduate Student @ UC Berkeley

Dylan has been working in the field with Loni and Cesar

Lab Alumni:

Fledged, but not forgotten

Undergraduates (years in lab)


  • Adam Paganini
  • Chelsea Chen
  • Jane Winhall-Rice

Visiting Scientists

  • Piero Calosi
  • Brent Sinclair
  • Sam Dupont
  • Vincent Leignel
  • Mudasir Andrabi
  • Trevor Alaurent
  • Melanie Schiffer