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Michael CastelliniMichael Castellini
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Michael Castellini is Associate Dean of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Science and Director of the Institute of Marine Science at UAF. Castellini's teaching and research career has focused on investigations into the health of marine mammal populations, harbor seal and Steller sea lion physiology and population declines, and Antarctic seal diving physiology. During his academic career, Castellini has given hundred of lectures, published numerous articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and mentored dozens of students. His work on the population health of marine mammals has taken him to both Poles on 15 different research expeditions.

Castellini received his Ph.D. in 1981 from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Prior to joining UAF in 1989, Castellini held research positions at Scripps, the University of British Columbia, the University of California San Diego, and UC Santa Cruz.

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