Award: Fulbright Irish Student Award
Sponsor: Marine Institute
Institution: National University of Ireland Galway
Ms Jasmine Headlam is a doctoral candidate at the School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway. Her PhD research focuses on harmful jellyfish species such as the mauve stinger and the lions mane jellyfish, which are known to negatively impact coastal industries (e.g. cause large fish mortalities in the salmon aquaculture industry). Her PhD research is funded under the EUs H2020 CERES Project which is examining how climate change will influence Europes most important fish and shellfish resources. As a Fulbright Marine-Institute awardee, Ms Headlam will be mentored in state of the art techniques to investigate the structural and functional characteristics of cnidae and the composition of venom by Fulbright Specialist, Dr Angel Yanagihara, Director of the Pacific Cnidaria Research Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa.