Research Technicians

Research Technicians

Tommy Steriti

B.S. Northeastern University

Tommy Steriti graduated from Northeastern University in 2019 with a B.S. in Environmental Science, concentrated in conservation science.  Through his undergraduate capstone, he worked with the Grabowski Lab to explore the impacts of injury and competition on the habitat selectivity and foraging behavior of the juvenile American lobster. Tommy is more broadly interested in the ecology and sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture.

Email: steriti.t@northeastern.edu


Jonathan Auguste

B.S. University of New Haven

M.S. Northeastern University

Jonathan Auguste graduated with a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of New Haven in 2017. After completing his undergraduate, he went on to work as a technician with a local fish hatchery on Long Island raising brook and rainbow trout. He received his M.S. in Environmental Science and Public Policy at Northeastern in 2019, focusing on black sea bass research along with other members of the Grabowski lab.

Email: auguste.j@northeastern.edu


Dylan Titmuss

B.S. Northeastern University

Email: titmuss.f@northeastern.edu


Max Fournier

B.S. Northeastern University

Max Fournier graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Marine Biology in 2020 and is currently working on an M.S. in Marine Biology. As an undergraduate, he worked with the Trussell Lab in intertidal community ecology research, and later on with the Grabowski Lab on his research with black sea bass and aquaculture. Max is interested in conservation ecology and ecosystem dynamics, particularly the interaction between seabirds, climate change, and fisheries.

Email: fournier.m@northeastern.edu


Rachele Spadafore

B.S. University of Connecticut

M.S. Northeastern University

Rachele is a marine biologists whose focuses are in marine diseases, eco-toxicology, and the effects of pollutants on marine species. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2019 with a B.S. in Pathobiology and a microbiology minor. She then went on to get her Masters in Marine Biology through the Northeastern University Three Seas program where she completed and published research with Dr. Steve Vollmer and Bill Precht on the effects of dredging and disease outbreak in local corals during the 2014-2015 Miami Dredging Project. Rachele is now a technician in both the Hughes and Grabowski labs where she works with the Rhode Island DEM on an oyster monitoring project which aims to look at parasite prevelance and susceptibility of oysters in Rhode Island costal ponds based on their genetic lineage.

Email: spadafore.r@northeastern.edu