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Coral Microbial Ecology Laboratory

The coral microbial ecology group has an active research program identifying and characterizing the microbial associates of both tropical and cold-water (deep-sea) corals and their surrounding habitat. Current projects focus on coral disease dynamics, bacterial diversity, and using metagenomics to elucidate the functional roles of coral microbes.



Dr. Christina Kellogg will be the invited speaker in University of Miami Biology Departmental Seminar Series


Dr. Christina Kellogg will participate in a congressional briefing on microbiome research and infrastructure to facilitate data sharing.


SPCMSC Scientist Publishes New Paper Identifying Unexpected Microbiomes in Deep-Sea Corals