Principal Investigator

Manuel Aranda

​Professor of Marine Science

Research Interests: Genomics, Symbiosis, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Arun Prasanna

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Biological Networks and Interactions, Genomics, Phylogenetics, Comparative Genomics, Transcriptomics

Guoxin Cui

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Transcriptomics, Laser Microdissection

Kashif Nawaz

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Symbiosis, Comparative Genomics

Octavio Salazar Moya

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Symbiosis

Sebastian Schmidt-Roach

Research Interests: Coral Reefs, Marine Ecology, Climate Change

Ph.D. Students

Marcelle Muniz Barreto

Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Coral Reefs, Climate Change, Symbiosis, Ecology, Genomics

Sandy Shiou-Han Hung

Research Interests: Genomics, Symbiosis, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology

Masters Students

Jessica Menzies

Research Interests: Symbiosis, Molecular Biology

Kelly Watson

Research Interests: Genomics, Symbiosis, Molecular Biology, Ecological and Environmental Genomics, Coral Reefs, Climate Change

Migle Kotryna Konciute (Catherine)

Master student

Research Interests: Symbiosis, Algal Biology, Molecular Biology

Victoria Golding

Research Interests: Coral Reefs, Climate Change, Genomics, Marine Ecology

Research Group Staff

Alicia Schmidt-Roach

Research Assistant

Research Interests: Ecology, Marine Ecology

Interns

Alessandro Moret

VSRP_Intern

Research Interests: Symbiosis, Algal Biology, Marine Microbiology, Marine Ecology

Ana Sofia Nogueira Cortes (Sofia)

VSRP Intern

Research Interests: Genomics, Epigenetics, Climate Change, Molecular Biology

Max Dhillon

​VS Intern​

Research Interests: Coral Reefs, Climate Change, Ecology, Conservation Biology

Megan Nolan

VSRP Intern

Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Coral Reefs, Environment modeling