Postdoctoral Fellows

Jit Ern Chen

Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Transformations and Transfections, Algal Biology, Phylogenetics, Plant Sciences

Yi Jin Liew

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Epigenetics

Yong Li

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, Symbiosis

Ph.D. Students

Maha Joana Cziesielski

Research Interests: Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Epigenetics

Marcela Herrera Sarrias

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Epigenetics, Ecological and Environmental Genomics, Climate Change

Noura Zahran

Research Interests: Molecular Biology, Algal Biology, Symbiosis

Xin Wang

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Biomineralization, Comparative Genomics

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

Victoria Golding

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

Yara Alshwairikh

MSc Student​

Research Interests: Symbiosis, Molecular Biology, Conservation Biology, Algal Biology, Coral Reefs, Ecology, Climate Change

Research Group Staff

Alicia Schmidt-Roach

Research Assistant

Research Interests: Ecology, Marine Ecology


Ana Sofia Nogueira Cortes (Sofia)

VSRP Intern

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

Angus Li


Research Interests: Symbiosis, Marine Microbiology

Gabriela Perna

Research Interests: Coral Reefs, Climate Change, Ecology, Physiology, Coralline Algae, Epigenetics

Lucia Gastoldi

Research Interests: Symbiosis, Genomics, Coral Reefs, Proteomics

Megan Nolan

VSRP Intern

Research Interests: Marine Ecology, Coral Reefs, Environment modeling

Sara Campana

Research Interests: Climate Change, Genetics, Marine Ecology