Joe will be presenting a talk entitled “The coral microbiome across species, space and time”. View it online here.
And, Carlos will be presenting two talks:
“Empty niches after extinctions increase populations sizes of modern corals”. The abstract and details are here.
“Thermotolerance and photoacclimation in Symbiodinium: physiological and transcriptomic approach over a temporal scale”. The abstract and details are here.
This week we are sharing with you the link to Mónica’s interview in the context of the World Ocean’s day. Go to this website, and click on “Weather or not” to hear it.
We are preparing the 2016 Cnidarian genomics workshop on October 25 2016! Allen Collins from the Smithsonian Department of Invertebrate Zoology will be our keynote speaker! We will post more details later on. Stay tuned!
A few of our members have graduated and are moving on. We say goodbye to Lyndzy, Alaina and Maikel! Good luck in your future endeavors!
On the other hand, we welcome Pati Cabrales, a PhD student from Mexico, as a short-term intern working with us this summer. Pati will be working on Cassiopea proteomics.
We are celebrating Earth week at Penn State! There will be many activities all over campus. Everyone is welcome. Check the schedule here!
Finally, in anticipation for Earth Day (April 22), the Medina Lab was featured on NSF website!
Here is a great note on some of our collaborative work in Colombia with local scientists Mateo Lopez and Valeria Pizarro. The note was just published today in Science and features a case of “when biology meets economic development”. Check it out: Varadero_Science_News.
The Global Coral Microbiome Project in which the Medina Lab is part of is on Penn State’s Instagram today.
Mónica gave a talk for the Dimensions PI Meeting recently. This was an opportunity to explain our work on the coral microbiome project that we started in collaboration with the Vega-Thurber lab in Oregon State University. Check out the video here!
On January 25, 2016 Mónica visited Mateo López, a fellow Colombian scientist affiliated to Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Cali, Colombia. The meeting had the purpose of sharing opinions on coral reef studies, particularly in Varadero Reef in Cartagena, Colombia. You can find the link to her interview (in Spanish) here.
Congratulations Khushboo for presenting at the Science Undergraduate Poster Exhibition! The event was hosted yesterday evening at the Willaman Gateway to the Sciences. Undegrads from disciplines like astronomy, forensics and biology presented their work. Khushboo in particular presented her work on the Cassiopea life cycle.