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Department of Life Sciences
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago


Professor Peter Bacon Postgraduate Lab
Natural Science Building 
Tel: 1(868) 662-2002
Ext. 83084
“Reflecting on research experiences, I can say that my academic path has truly been fueled by my passion for studying brachyurans (crabs), in relation to aquatic toxicology. I cannot imagine myself pursuing any other field or group of organisms and it is the very epitome of loving what I do. As a P.hD candidate, I am more than familiar with the stringent side of research but this has only given me a better appreciation for what science has to offer; the biota I get to observe, the theories I get to investigate and the discoveries I get to make…” 
- Mother of Crabs



  • PhD Candidate in Environmental Biology - The University of the West Indies St. Augustine (MPhil term 2015 to 2017; Upgraded in 2017)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) – Major in Environmental and Natural Resource Management; Minor in Marine Biology - The University of the West Indies St. Augustine (2010 - 2013)
  • Awardee of UWI Postgraduate Scholarship (2015 - present)

Work Experience

  • Demonstrator (UWI) - 2013 to 2015

Project Details

Title of project: “Biomarker and endpoint responses in Poppiana dentata from pesticide exposures.”
Supervisor: Dr. Azad Mohammed (DLS)
Academic Advisory Committee: Dr. Azad Mohammed (DLS), Dr. Mary Alkins-Koo (DLS), Dr. Luke Rostant (DLS)


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