Principal Investigator

Manuel Aranda

​Professor of Marine Science

Research Interest: Genomics, Symbiosis, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology

Postdoctoral Fellows

Arun Prasanna

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

Guoxin Cui

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

Kashif Nawaz

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

Octavio Salazar Moya

Research Interest: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Epigenetics, Symbiosis

Sebastian Schmidt-Roach

Research Interest: Coral Reefs, Marine Ecology, Climate Change

Ph.D. Students

Marcelle Muniz Barreto

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

Sandy Shiou-Han Hung

Research Interest: Genomics, Symbiosis, Epigenetics, Molecular Biology

Masters Students

Jessica Menzies

Research Interest: Symbiosis, Molecular Biology

Kelly Watson

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

Migle Kotryna Konciute (Catherine)

Master student

Research Interest: Symbiosis, Algal Biology, Molecular Biology

Victoria Golding

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

Research Group Staff

Alicia Schmidt-Roach

Research Assistant

Research Interest: Ecology, Marine Ecology

Interns

Alessandro Moret

VSRP_Intern

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

Ana Sofia Nogueira Cortes (Sofia)

VSRP Intern

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

Max Dhillon

​VS Intern​

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

Megan Nolan

VSRP Intern

Research Interest: Marine Ecology, Coral Reefs, Environment modeling