Current student projects



Andia Chaves-Fonnegra:
Molecular genetics, microbiology and population structure of Caribbean
excavating sponges

Crystal Conway: Study of microbial co-cultures using modern molecular
biology methods

Naoko Kurata: Molecular genetic characterization of eukaryotic microbes associated with
diverse marine sponges

Karita Negandhi: Analysis of potential coral reef pathogens using
fluorescent in situ hybridization and microscopy

Ewelina Rubin: Scleractinian coral recruitment to reefs physically damaged by ship groundings

Patricia Waikel: Characterization and differential expression of various genes in biochemical morphotypes of the marine sponge Discodermia dissoluta