Biology

Chemical Ecology

The ecology of chemical defenses, communication, and biosynthesis. Subjects range from how available chemical resources affect ecosystem processes to how organisms produce chemical compounds.

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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Research in our lab traces the flow of organic matter through marine ecosystems, focusing on the trophic connectivity of species and assemblages in deep pelagic waters.

Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases.

A working group of scientists united by an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to studying coral reefs across gradients of anthropogenic stress.

Broadly, our goal is to understand how interactions between the geochemistry and microbiology of the ocean shape the natural world, including global climate and natural resources.

Focused on the biosynthesis and bioengineering of marine microbial natural products and in the discovery of new enzyme biocatalysts.

Biology News

Jun 23, 2021 Mining for Solutions

Mining for Solutions

A new study using genome mining reinforces the potential of biochemist...

May 5, 2021 Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Mexico an Emerging ‘Beacon’ for Ecotourism Thanks to Pristine Dive Sites

Global degradation has made unspoiled ocean expanses scarce but lucrat...

May 4, 2021 Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Overfishing As Significant as Environmental Factors as Cause of Sardine Fishery Collapse

Study offers a new way to predict sardine population shifts and a coun...