Steve Vollmer

Assistant Professor of Biology

It’s not every day that you discover something new about a snail’s evolutionary path. But it’s something that Dr. Steve Vollmer uncovered on a recent excursion to the ocean with one of his colleagues and a Northeastern University graduate student.

For Vollmer, assistant professor of Biology at Northeastern, these type of hands-on experiences are not uncommon for his students. He firmly believes in putting his teachings into action — even if it means setting off to the Atlantic for a major breakthrough.

Vollmer runs his lab with a focus on studying the evolutionary ecology of marine organisms ranging from reef corals to their microbes, as well as the diverse array of other marine taxa — including snails, lobsters, and algae.

With a network like this, you never know what you’ll discover next.




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