I completed my PhD research in Australia at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) under the supervision of Prof. Madeleine van Oppen, Prof. Philip L Munday and Dr. Gergely Torda. I was also part of an international collaborative team researching coral assisted evolution approaches that was led by Prof. Madeleine van Oppen at AIMS and Dr. Ruth Gates at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology, funded by Paul G. Allen Philanthropies.
“It is the microbes that will have the last word”
As a coral microbial ecologist, my research is focused on addressing our anthropogenically-driven coral reef crisis from the microscopic to ecosystem level. Specifically, I am interested in three overall objectives: