Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, in progress

M.S. Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, 2021

B.S. Marine Biology, UC San Diego, 2014

RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021-Present: Diving Control Board Member, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2020-Present: Doctoral Dissertation Research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2019-Present: Field Consultant, Coastal Environments, San Diego, CA

2019: Instructor, Invertebrate Zoology – Academic Connections, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2018: Field Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

2017-Present: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2017-2019: Graduate Student Mentor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2016-Present: Scientific Aid, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, San Diego, CA

2016-2017: Graduate Student Association Representative, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2015-2016: Temperate Coastal Ecology Field/Lab Research Assistant, Dayton/Parnell Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2014-Present: Field Technician, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2014-2017: Fisheries Research Biologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, San Diego, CA

2013-2014: Field and Lab Research Assistant, Sugihara Lab, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

2011-2016: Cardiovascular Research Assistant, Omens Lab, Department of Medicine and Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

GRANTS AND AWARDS 

2021: AAUS Research Scholarship: Development of a Kelp Recovery Program at SIO: Design, Establishment and Implementation of Research

2021-2022: UC San Diego Academic Senate Seed Funds: Development of a Kelp Nursery at SIO

2016-2022: NOAA Section 6 Grant for Species Recovery

2010-2011: Annual Making of the Modern World Writing Showcase Award, Eleanor Roosevelt College, UC San Diego

PRESENTATIONS

Learning from the oscillating cycles of kelp beds to facilitate their recovery
Mohammad Sedarat
Marine Biology Research Symposium 2021
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Larval squid growth in a changing environment: insights from laboratory and field studies
Mohammad Sedarat, Charles T. Perretti
UC San Diego Undergraduate Research Conference 2014

Live fast, die young: the boom and bust dynamics of California market squid
Charles T. Perretti, Mohammad Sedarat, George Sugihara
NMFS / Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship Meeting
June 16, 2014
Seattle, Washington, USA

The boom and bust dynamics of California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens)
Charles T. Perretti, Mohammad Sedarat, George Sugihara
NMFS / Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship Meeting
AFS Meeting 2014
Quebec City, Canada

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Evolution
  • Paleobiology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Geology
  • Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences

OUTREACH

2020: Invited Panelist, Warren Honors Council, UC San Diego

2018: Lecturer, Earth History and Evolution, UC San Diego

2013: Aquarist Assistant: Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

MEDIA COVERAGE

November 2019 “Endangered White Abalone on Journey Home to San Diego Kelp Beds.” The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/environment/story/2019-11-13/white-abalone-prepare-for-journey-home-to-san-diego-kelp-beds

CERTIFICATIONS

RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS

2018 and 2019: North Arabian Sea Circulation – autonomous research (NASCar): Seychelles Local Ocean Modeling and Observations (SLOMO); https://scripps.ucsd.edu/projects/nascarslomo/

2018: Cretaceous Fossil Site Excavation Survey, western coast of the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

2018 Scripps Institution of Oceanography research cruise, R/V Sproul

2016: NOAA Summer California Current Ecosystem Survey (CCES2016) – Leg 3, NOAA Ship Reuben Lasker

2016: Scripps Institution of Oceanography research cruise, R/V Sproul

2015: NOAA SaKe Cruise – Leg 3, NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada

2014: Scripps Institution of Oceanography research cruise, R/V New Horizon

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