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.
The Penn State Center for Marine Science and Technology, CMAST is hosting a seminar series this semester. Come join us for the CMAST Seminar Series on Wednesdays from 15:30 – 16:30 in 317 Mueller Lab. You can check out the schedule here.
Fall 2015 started and we are back to business! We anticipate lots of projects, seminars and activities this semester! Also, some people left and others joined our lab, so keep an eye on the members page to learn more about our group.
“Valorar el mar” is a recent article for Spanish audience that discusses why the ocean is important, why we should know more about it, and how developing countries could use its potential sources.
Penn State students taking Mónica’s Biological Oceanography class are posting on-line about a multitude of topics related to marine biology! Some of these are also posted on the Smithsonian No bones website, and you check them out here.