Physiology of Marine Organisms

Biochemical and physiological mechanisms of adaptation of organisms to the marine environment. Special emphasis is on biological responses to temperature, salinity, carbon dioxide, pH and bicarbonate levels.


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Centers, Labs, and Projects

Benthic Invertebrate Collection
Supports scientific research by providing specimens for study on the taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of benthic invertebrates.
Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine (CMBB)
Research programs focus on marine biomedicine and marine drug discovery, with an emphasis on cancer and both infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Latz Laboratory
A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.
Scripps Photobiology Group
Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.
Deheyn Lab
Studying color and biological light in nature through their various forms and functions.

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