Research Associate
University of North Texas

Rachael Heuer is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Texas. Rachael will be working in Dr. Dane Crossley’s group, examining the effects of oil on measures of cardiac performance in pelagic fish species like the Mahi-mahi. Rachael’s previous research has broadly examined how elevated CO2 affects acid-base balance in marine fish. In her position, Rachael will have the opportunity to draw upon her previous training in fish physiology to delve into the cardiac system of high performing pelagic fish species.

Rachael earned her BSc in Zoology in 2006 from the University of Florida and is currently in the final step of obtaining her PhD from the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), University of Miami (Fall 2015 Graduate). Rachael obtained her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Martin Grosell at the University of Miami as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow.

Rachael is excited to contribute to a collaborative and supportive RECOVER team. She is looking forward to learning new techniques and understanding more about the physiology of high performance pelagic fish.