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