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My name is Paul Bump and I am a graduate student in the Lowe Lab at Stanford University and primarily based at the Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey, CA.

I became fascinated with the ocean at a young age and deeply captivated by the natural world. I am curious now like I was then, motivated by studying unusual phenomena in strange animals to gain insights into fundamental biology. My undergraduate training in marine biology was done at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and then I spent two years working at the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of Southern California. My PhD research aims to merge these two interests, exploring the molecular underpinnings of regeneration in basal deuterostomes.