Dr. Christelle Bouchard
Dr. Christelle Bouchard is an Assistant Professor in Biology. She brings to this position a vast experience in cnidarian (jellyfish, coral, sea anemone) research, along with a teaching background in Biology and Biotechnology at Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, and Florida State College at Jacksonville.
Prior to coming to the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, she worked at the University of Florida’s Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience. Dr. Bouchard obtained both her MS and PhD degrees in Biology from the University of Montréal, Canada, where she studied neurobiology of marine invertebrates. Christelle enjoys sharing her interest in the creatures on our Gulf shores with students. She is also thrilled to be in a community where she can indulge her passions for good food and wine as well as for cultural offerings like the symphony, opera and art museums.