Marine biology master of science degree candidate Nancy Pham was selected as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow for the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program. She will conduct an eight-week collaborative research project on population genetics of the longnose seahorse (Hippocampus trimaculatus). The South China Sea Institute of Oceanology will host her this summer as she conducts research in South China.
Pham is currently site manager of Florida Tech’s Vero Beach Marine Laboratory and conducts research in the laboratory of Professor Junda Lin, with whom she has given several scientific platform presentations. As a research technician for a year at the university, she also has maintained outdoor algae production ponds. Pham spent three years as an aquarist associate and a conservation education professional intern at The Seas at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
The NSF EAPSI for U.S. Graduate Students is a flagship international fellowship program for developing the next generation of globally engaged U.S. scientists and engineers knowledgeable about the Asian and Pacific regions.