Biologists taking coral reef research to Australia

Laura Mydlarz, an assistant professor of biology, is working with colleagues in Puerto Rico to assess the effects of warming ocean temperatures on coral reefs and will present her research at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium in Australia in July.

Dr. Mydlarz organized and co-chairs a series of talks on immune defenses of coral reef organisms at this summer’s conference. Coral reefs worldwide are threatened by pollution, overfishing, and climate change.

Mydlarz will present work conducted in her lab in collaboration with Jorge Pinzon, a post-doctoral fellow in the UT Arlington Biology Department. Mydlarz’ graduate students, Elizabeth McGinty and Whitney Mann, also will present their research at the conference.

Read more about Mydlarz’s coral reef research.

Source: MavWire

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