Biology

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.

Academics

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Paul Ponganis
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Amro Hamdoun
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Jennifer Taylor
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Doug Bartlett
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Centers, Labs, and Programs

Supports scientific research by providing specimens for study on the taxonomy, evolution, and ecology of benthic invertebrates.

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

Studying color and biological light in nature through their various forms and functions.

A marine biology laboratory that studies the role of bioluminescence in marine ecosystems.

Focused on understanding the interactions between light and living organisms.

Biology News

New Species of Deep-Sea Fish Discovered off Costa Rica

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Probing Antarctica by Land, Sea, Air, and from Earth Orbit

Scripps Oceanography research agenda ranges from microscopic organisms...

Reflections on COP27 from a First-Time Delegate

Denise Alcantara one of 20 UCSD students at international climate nego...