Sofia’s stellar study, performed with Medina Lab collaborators, on the microbiomes of transplanted corals in reefs in and around Varadero has been published in Coral Reefs! Learn more about how the reef environments influenced the microbial community and survivorship here
Dr. Medina was recently interviewed and quoted on the state of coral reefs for the Environmental Health News magazine. She and other top coral researchers discussed the importance of using genetic tools to understand corals and call for the cessation of climate change. You can read the article here.
At the Science Writers’ conference hosted by Penn State in October 2019, Dr. Medina presented her labs research and fielded questions about the future of coral reefs. She was interviewed by a science writer for the Nature magazine and gave a sobering reminder about maintaining hope for reefs while avoiding a sense of complacency. Read […]
Viridiana Avila Magaña and Ana María González Ángel have successfully defended their dissertations and completed their doctorate degrees. Dr. Avila studied the phylogenetic effects of potential coral bleaching survivorship among three divergent species, as well as microRNAs and developmental gene expression of the Upside-Down Jellyfish, Cassiopea xamachana. Dr. González researched the gene expression during spawning […]
Sofia Roitman has received the prestigious Sloan Scholarship for founding Penn State’s chapter of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) and her all-around academic excellence. These scholarship fund will help advancer her research and career in science. More information can be found in this article.