Research Staff

Alejandro R. Prieto

​Research Specialist-Aquarist

Research Interests: ​Coral reef propagation & restoration, Coral reef organisms breeding, Aquariology, Reef aquaculture, Coral gardening, Marine conservation, Reef symbiosis, Plankton culture

Alex Kattan

​Research Specialist

Research Interests: Marine conservation, Coral reef ecology, Movement ecology, Climate Change, Marine protected areas, Citizen science

Alicia Schmidt-Roach

​Laboratory Assistant

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Shark ecology, movement and population genetics

Aymere Awoke Assayie, Ph.D.

Laboratory Technician

Research Interests: Environment, Aquatic Ecology, Water quality, Limnology, Environmental Health, Water and Wastewater treatment, Ecosystem services, Marine ecology, Nature management, Biodiversity

Bruno Pato

​Software Engineer

Research Interests: ​Deep learning, Data Science, Optics, Marine biology

Carolina Bocanegra Castano

​Laboratory Technician

Research Interests: Genomics, Molecular biology, NGS platform

Cristina Alcon

Molecular Laboratory Technician

Fadiyah Baalkhuyur

​Laboratory Assistant

Research Interests: ​Plastic pollution, Microplastics, Marine ecology, Fish biology

Fran Aparicio, Ph.D.

Interim Lab Manager / Biological Culture & Visualisation Technician

Research Interests: Phytoplankton, Marine biology, Biogeochemistry, Global change, Laboratory management, Scientific visualisation

Ibrahim Alabdali

Marine Research Engineer

Joao Curdia, Ph.D.

​​Research Technician

Research Interests: Ecology, Zoology, Ecology of macrobenthic communities, Succession in ecology, Population dynamics of marine species, Data analysis of biological datasets, Diversity

Kaitlyn O'Toole

​Field Technician

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Benthic Ecology, Geospatial science, Climate Change, Restoration ecology

Mongi Ennasri

​Chemistry Research Technician

Research Interests: ​Marine chemistry, Environmental analysis

Mustapha Ouhssain

​Lab and Field Engineer

Research Interests: ​Biogeochemical cycles, Primary production, Phytoplankton pigments, Apparent and Inherent optical properties, Ocean color, Profiling floats, Gliders

Neus Garcias-Bonet, Ph.D.

​Research Specialist

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

Pu Yin

​Lab Technician

Reham Alansari

Laboratory Technician

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Microbial ecology, Marine environment, Marine environment protection

Reny Devassy

Research Specialist​

Research Interests: Marine ecology, Microphytoplankton taxonomy, Plankton biology

Ricardo N. Alves, Ph.D.

​Research Specialist

Research Interests: Fish immune system, Fish endocrinology, UV-A and UV-B radiation, Environmental and anthropogenic stressors, Climate changes, Molecular biology, Transcriptomics, Aquaculture

Ronald Cadiz

Research Integration Analyst

Sreejith Kottuparambil, Ph.D.

​Ecotoxicologist

Research Interests: ​Ecotoxicology, Flow cytometry, PAM fluorometry, Algal metabolites

Taskeen Begum

Research Specialist

Tatiana Gromova

​Laboratory Assistant

Ute Langner

​Geographic Information System Specialist

Research Interests: Spatial Modeling and Analysis, Scientific Visualization, Relational Database Management, GIS, Ecology

Vijayalaxmi Dasari

​​​​​​​Laboratory Technician

Wajitha Jasmine Raja Mohamed Sait

​Laboratory Technician

Research Interests: ​Molocular Biology, Genetics, Immunohistochemistry