Research Scientists

Alexander Petrovic, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine geology, Carbonate Sedimentology, Carbonate diagenesis, Palaeoclimate

Alkiviadis Kalampokis, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Physical Oceanography, Observational oceanography, Operational oceanography, HF-radars, Buoys, Lagrangian systems, Currents

Anders Rostad, Ph.D.

Senior ​​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Acoustics, Ocean vertical carbon flux, Mesopelagic fish

Carlos Angulo-Preckler, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine invertebrates, Chemical Ecology, Environmental DNA

Chakkiath Paul Antony, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​Marine microbiology, Microbial bioinformatics, Marine symbioses, Extremophiles, Bacterial metabolism, Methanotrophs/methylotrophs

Darren Coker, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: ​​Behavior, Biodiversity, Disturbances, Ecological Processes, Habitat, Marine ecology, Reef Fishes

Eva Alou Font, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Biological Oceanography, Ecosystems, Global change, HABs, pigments, Phytoplankton

Fabio Marchese, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Geomorphology, seafloor mapping, benthic habitat mapping, geomorphometry, terrain analysis, Remote Sensing, geographic information system

Francisca C. García, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine microbial ecology, ​Marine microbiology, Metabolic ecology, Size structure, Biodiversity, Ecosystem functioning, Trait-based ecology, Climate Change, Ecology and evolution

Guoxin Cui, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Bioinformatics, Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Transcriptomics, Laser Microdissection

Helena Villela, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, Coral Microbiology, Marine Probiotics, Marine Symbiosis, Chemosynthesis, Applied Microbiology

Jesse Cochran, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Movement ecology, Population ecology, Megafauna

Laura Parisi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Seismology, Red Sea

Malika Kheireddine, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Bio-optical oceanography, Biogeochemical processes, Long-term changes in phytoplankton dynamics

Neus Garcias-Bonet, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Microbial ecology, Host-associated Microbiomes, Blue Carbon Ecosystems, Climate Change, Climate changes

Niketan Patel, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine analytical chemistry, Nanofabrication, Sensors, Bio-corrosion

Ramona Marasco, Ph.D.

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Environmental microbiology, Plant-microbe interaction, Microbial ecology of extreme environments, Mangrove microbial ecology, Agriculture microbiology, Microbial biotechnology

Sebastian Schmidt-Roach, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Evolution, Epigenetics, Coral taxonomy

Shannon Klein, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine biology, Climate Change, Pollution, Acclimatization, ​Coral reefs, ​Applied Statistics

Song He, PhD

​Research Scientist

Research Interests: Marine FIsh Hybridization, Hybridization Speciation, Biogeography