Samantha Russell

Arkansas State University, 2019 – Present

Thesis: Effects of antibiotics on Caribbean reef fish cleaning symbioses.

Bio: Sam completed her Bachelor’s in Marine Biology at the University of Maine-Orono. She went on to do sea turtle & marine mammal rescue & rehab internships with the New England & Mystic Aquariums, respectively. Her most recent internship was at the Cape Eleuthera Institute as a research assistant studying migratory pelagic species. Her current research is investigating the effects of the antibiotic, Nitrofurazone, on the behavior of cleaner and client fish during cleaning interactions.