Marina Luccioni

Graduate Student in Biology
co-advised by Larry Crowder


I work on collaborative projects which value knowledges and practices from local communities to inform our understandings of mental health and inspire community connection with the land and sea. My current focus is the ecological sourcing of psychoactive molecules. With hallucinatory fish from Hawaii and Corsica and Sonoran Desert Toads as models, I aim to learn how these animals come to contain and accumulate their toxins, and how the molecules interact with human neural function to produce altered mental states.

My family are from Corsica and Indonesia, and I went to school in London, UK. I love being outdoors, swimming, and making art. I share curated short film lists, named after cheeses, on my project website.