Welcome, Alayna Hawkins!

The Cammen Lab welcomes their newest member, Alayna Hawkins, who begins an MS in Marine Biology program this summer.  A recent graduate of St. Francis College in Pennsylvania, with an interest in marine mammal science and genetics, Alayna joins the lab to conduct research on gray and harbor seal immunogenetics.  She hopes to help elucidate why gray seals appear more resistant than harbor seals to several viral diseases through an exploration of the genetic diversity of their immune systems.