A Day in the Life of Frances Wilkerson

She’s a busy woman. The co-head of the Wilkerson-Dugdale Lab at RTC with her husband, Dick Dugdale she has a lot of responsibility. Under her there are four graduate students, two technicians, and a postdoc. At the level she has reached, much of her time is spent teaching and administrating–the nitty gritty of the research is done by the people below her.

Her day may start by teaching a graduate seminar in marine phytoplankton. She’ll then return to her office and perhaps finish up writing a grant proposal for a new, “dry” nitrate sensor–one that doesn’t require any additional chemicals to function.

She may attend a talk, or plan out the next step in a big overarching project, collaborating with a researcher at the University of Maryland. But mostly, she just furthers hjer research, and our understanding of the world around us.


About dash1224

Student at Sir Francis Drake High School in the SEA-DISC Academy. Writing about my internship at the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies.
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