Student working on a research project.

*POSITION CURRENTLY FILLED*Genetic Variation As A Driver Of Host And Symbiont Response To Increased Temperature On Reefs

My research is centered on using the population structure and genetic diversity of marine species to provide insight into their current and past population dynamics and to elucidate the mechanisms that maintain the observed diversity. This project addresses the potential for symbionts to adapt to elevated temperatures and confer resistance to the coral host.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Ecology, Evolution, Marine Ecology
Student Skill-Set Needed: GPA 3.3 or better, BIO 200, General laboratory skills, familiarity with PCR and molecular genetics, ability to work independently, scientific writing skills
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Mary Alice Coffroth
Title: Professor
Department: Geological Sciences
Office: 447 Hochstetter Hall
Phone: 716-645-4871