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Carlos Cerna is a seventh year Master's degree student.

Carlos Cerna





Carlos is a Master's in Biology student who is currently exploring the potential causation of the unique color polymorphism observed in Pisaster ochraceus.  He is investigating certain carotenoid pigments and focusing on how they are assimilated and later exhibited.  He is focusing his research on the physiology of the predator-prey relationships between Pisaster ochraceus, Mytilus californianus, and Balanus glandula.







Photo: S.G. Dunbar