Introducing: Chelsea Gardiner

GMGI is excited to welcome Chelsea Gardiner to the team as Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s newest Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Technician. With a background focused on marine biology, invertebrate aquaculture and neuroscience, Chelsea earned her B.S. in Ethology and Animal Behavior at Coastal Carolina University. She was working at Yale University within Dr. Vincent Pieribone’s lab studying cellular neurophysiology before moving up the New England coast and relocating to Gloucester.

Her passion for research that bridges the gap between marine science and medical research attracted her to GMGI, but the Academy’s innovative teaching model is something that she finds inspiring. “I not only love the research that GMGI is conducting in the main lab, but being able to help and motivate the Academy students to start careers in this field is huge for me,” she said. “Most of the students are motivated to work in science despite having limited or no experience, and it’s great to show them that working in STEM is anyone’s game!”

Chelsea will be assisting with laboratory instruction, equipment maintenance, and development and improvement of curricula.

“Watching this new class learn the ways of the lab is reminding me why I got into this field in the first place, and I am ready to watch them all become amazing lab technicians!”

Welcome to the team, Chelsea!