Breanna Couffer
Undergraduate Student
200 Seawolf Parkway
Bldg# 3029, Room: 210
Galveston, TX, 77554 USA


I am currently a senior pursuing my Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. My general affintity for microscopic organisms began when I worked for two years as a veterinary assistant in high school. One of my many tasks was identifying parasitic larvae via microscopy in order for the DVM to create the proper route of treatment for his patients. My interest in microscopy has intensified through the variety of courses I’ve taken here at TAMUG including invertebrate zoology, toxicology, and-most significantly- marine botany. My Botany instructor, Dr. Steichen, helped nurture and enhance my microscopy skills and introduced me to the vast world of phytoplankton. I began volunteering in Dr. Quigg’s lab a year ago and am now a student technician primarily responsible for performing cell counts for the Galveston Bay Project and the ADDOMEx Project.