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Research

Research interests of our faculty

Paul Arena, Ph.D. 

  • Ecology of Fish Assemblages
  • Age and Growth of Reef Fishes
  • Spider Ecology

Christopher Blanar, Ph.D.

  • Parasitism in coastal habitats
  • Parasites and migratory behavior in Everglades fishes
  • Parasite community ecology

Matthew Johnston, Ph.D.

  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • Invasive species ecology
  • Population connectivity

Jose Lopez, Ph.D.

  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Systematics

Stephan James O'Brien, Ph.D.

  • Comparative genomics
  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics biodiversity 

Aarti Raja, Ph.D.

  • Microbiology
  • Science education
  • Infectious disease

Deanne Roopnarine, D.P.M.

  • Metaplasia of shellfish
  • Effects of toxins on shellfish
  • Oil spill effects

Emily Schmitt Lavin, Ph.D.

  • Genetics and genealogy
  • Gene expression in yeast exposed to toxins
  • Coral reef ecology and conservation

Mahmood S. Shivji, Ph.D.

  • Conservation Biology
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Movement Ecology (sharks and billfishes)

Julie Torruellas Garcia, Ph.D.

  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Efficacy of electrostatic sprayers for the delivery of disinfectants
  • Identification of environmental bacteria
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