Wesley, Franks M.S.

Operations Manager
Support Staff
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HRI 122
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Associates Degree of Biological Sciences, Rose State College, Midwest City Oklahoma (2007)

B.S., Biology, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (2011)
M.S., Biology, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi (2015)

Wesley D. Franks is the Operations Manager for the Harte Research Institute (HRI) at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Wesley oversees the HRI vehicles, boats, maintenance and laboratory safety at the institute. Wesley’s thesis was on biofouling communities in the Upper Laguna Madre. As a student, he assisted in collecting macroalgae and photographing multiple species for the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico’s Book Series book titled Marine Plants of the Texas Coastal Bend. Wesley is a member of the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society, International Carnivorous Plants Society, and the Coastal Bend Companion Bird Club. He is a certified scuba diver, CPR certified and also has extensive experience with various types of flora and fauna.