Karen Chan

  • Fellowship in 2012 at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Karen received her BSc with first class honors from the University of Hong Kong in Environmental Life Science in 2006. She then moved to Seattle to pursue her MSc and PhD in Oceanography at the University of Washington under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Grunbaum. Her dissertation research focus on the consequences of ocean changes for ecological functions of marine invertebrate larvae. After her PhD, she was funded by the Croucher Foundation and worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  Her postdoctoral research focus on fluid-organisms interactions under climate change conditions. 


Karen is now Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at the Swarthmore College. She continues her work on interaction between organismal functions and anthropogenic stress and is proud of her work as a teacher-scholar.