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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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

Oct 26, 2020 New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

New Study Finds That Parasites Can Drain Energy from Hosts Prior to Infection

Study led by Scripps scientists looks at the impact of brain-infecting...

Oct 21, 2020 Obituary Notice: Deep-Ocean Scientist Robert Hessler