The Marine Science Center is proud to announce the successful PhD dissertation defense of seven graduate students in the past year: Althea Moore, Nicholas Colvard, Jennifer Elliot, Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn, Lara Lewis-McGrath, Christine Ramsay-Newton, and Lin Zhu. Upon successful defense of their dissertations, these students earned doctorate degrees as successful graduates of Northeastern’s Ecology, Evolution, and […]
New research by Three Seas Alumnus Nathaniel Chu and Associate Professor Steven Vollmer provides important information about the assemblage of microbes living in association with Caribbean corals.
MSC Associate Professor Steven Vollmer explains why coral bleaching, typically the result of warming ocean temperatures, could lead to “the ocean’s equivalent of a rainforest with no trees.”
A new study by recent MSC PhD graduate Lara Lewis McGrath and a team of MSC researchers describes the first published transcriptome of the economically and scientifically important American lobster.
A new study by Associate Professor Steve Vollmer and recent PhD recipient Liz Hemond identifies spatial and temporal differences in gene expression in Caribbean staghorn coral.
New work by MSC PhD student Rebecca Certner and Associate Professor Steve Vollmer identifies mechanisms by which disease can spread in endangered coral species.
Cutting edge DNA sequencing technology has allowed MSC researchers to decipher complex phylogenetic relationships between Pacific reef-building corals.
Researchers are measuring genetic response to stress in an intertidal snail, and results shed light on the complexity of response to abiotic vs. biotic stressors.
The diverse assemblage of microbes that inhabit the bodies of all living organisms has been recently called the next great frontier of scientific exploration. The microbes that make up the human microbiome outnumber our own cells 10 to 1, and scientists are only just beginning to understand the role of these microbial mutualists in humans […]
MSC students Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn and Felicia Aronson turned to crowdfunding to support their work on examining white-band disease, which has killed up to 95% of the Caribbean’s reef building corals.