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Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Dr. Beth Stauffer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she conducts research in the areas of protistan and phytoplankton ecology, coastal biological oceanography, and the use of innovative technologies for understanding coastal dynamics and protecting water quality.

Prior to joining the UL Lafayette faculty, Dr. Stauffer was an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Innovation Team in the Office of Research and Development. As a Fellow, Dr. Stauffer co-designed the Nutrient Sensor Challenge, a two-year market stimulation Challenge to accelerate development of affordable, reliable, and accurate sensors to measure nutrients in water. Prior to the fellowship, Dr. Stauffer was a Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. She holds a Ph.D. in Marine Environmental Biology from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in Marine Science and Biology from University of Miami.

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