Margot Schwalbe


Margot Schwalbe
BS, Biology
MS, Biology
University of Minnesota - Duluth
Duluth, MN
PhD, Biology
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Postdoctoral Scholar
Eric Tytell, PhD, Adviser



My research focuses on flow sensing by the lateral line systems in fishes. Mechanosensory hair cells are the primary receptors of the lateral line system and I am interested in how hair cells compensate for noisy environments and self-generated signals to detect relevant stimuli.

As part of the TEACRS Program, I am teaching a new course on The Extreme Life of the Sea in the fall of 2016 in the Honors College at UMass - Boston.

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research