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.
Sofia Roitman and Victoria Sharp have embarked this summer on exciting internships to learn new research techniques. Sofia enjoyed her time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology learning to process bacterial metagenomes. Victoria Sharp is in Japan interning with two cnidarian researchers as part of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science program. She […]
Victoria Sharp received a scholarship from the International Women’s Fishing Association for her work on Cassiopea xamachana. Julia Stewart is one of the recipients of the coveted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) this year. Well done, ladies!
We wish our post-doc, Dr. Allison Kerwin, all the best as the begins her assistant professorship position at McDaniel University! While she will continue working with us on collaborative projects, her expertise in microbiology and her great sense of humor will be sorely missed.
The Biological Oceanography course will be offered in Spring 2020. We have compiled an informative brochure about the course that you can browse here for more details. If you would like to apply for the course, please submit your form by accessing the following link. There are still a few more spots!
Sofia’s hard work starting the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) chapter at Penn State was recently featured in the Penn State news! Congratulations, Sofia! See the note here.
Please visit the link to the documentary trailer, Saving Atlantis! We have a collaborative effort with scientists at Oregon State University and they have a wonderful team that made this documentary featuring our work. We hope you enjoy the documentary as much as we do!
The review paper entitled “Multiple Facets of Marine Invertebrate Conservation Genomics” in which our former lab member Bishoy, and Monica are coauthors got an early online release! Visit our Publications page for more details and access to the paper!