Molly McLaughlin

Molly McLaughlin is the Laboratory Manager for the USGS St. Petersburg Science Center. 


Molly has served in the role of Laboratory Manager since 2002, and oversees the Geology, Chemistry and Microbiology research labs for the Center. St Petersburg, one of three Coastal and Marine Science Centers, specializes in the ocean environment and supports labs in ocean chemistry, coastal geology, coral reef studies, microbiology and geohemistry. Prior to coming to the USGS, Molly spent 12 years in the health care field, working in both stateside and overseas hospitals as an clinical laboratory analyst in biochemistry and microbiology. Her undergraduate degrees are in Medical Laboratory Technology and Biology, and she holds a Master's Degree from the University of South Florida in Marine Science.