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Dr. Melinda Simmons

Associate Professor of Marine Science

Marine Science Research

Email address  msimmon9@ju.edu
Telephone number  (904) 256-7938
Resume or CV  CV
Office location  Marine Research Science Inst 260


  • Ph.D., University of California Santa Cruz, 2014
  • M.S., University of California San Diego, 2005
  • B.S., University of California Santa Barbara, 2001

Areas of Specialization

Biological Oceanography, Marine Microbiology

Graduate Thesis Advisor 

  • Mary Freund 
    • Determining the Importance of Estuarine Derived δ13C AND δ15N in the Diet of the White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus