Doreen Gurrola, MS

Doreen is the Anatomy and Physiology coordinator for the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics; helping oversee the curriculum for the numerous A&P courses that are offered to students pursuing medical careers. Her background in medical science stems from working at a marine mammal hospital. She has been studying marine life for over 30 years. In a collaboration with the National Park Service, she and her students conduct weekly surveys of the northern elephant seals at Point Reyes National Seashore. Field work and hands on education are a key component in her teaching.


Moss Landing Marine Labs, San Jose State University, MS, Marine Science

Southampton College, BS, Psychobiology

Research Interests

Doreen is interested in elephant seal population dynamics. She and her students survey elephant seals hauled out at various sites throughout Point Reyes National Seashore. They record demographics and tagged individuals. This data is then shared with the National Park Service.  


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