Coral REEF Lab
With the worldwide decline of coral reefs, it is crucial to understand how local and global stressors that reduced coral densities influence coral reproductive success. My lab conducts basic and applied research to better understand the stressors driving coral mortality and how to optimize coral husbandry for restoration. Our state-of-the-art spawning facility can mimic conditions in the wild resulting in repeated ex-situ spawning, while temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen, and light can be manipulated in our 36-tank experimental system. We conduct interdisciplinary research through collaborations with microbial, developmental, and molecular biologists, comparative physiologists, chemists, and restoration practitioners.
Seeking qualified applicants for PhD position!
The Warner lab and Fogarty lab at UNC-Wilmington are recruiting a motivated student for a PhD position investigating coral thermal stress responses. The project seeks to understanding the genetic programs underlying the coral stress response at different life history stages. The goal of this project is to identify and characterize the transcriptional networks that become activated in response to heat stress. The project involves setting up and running thermal stress experiments and assays that involve a combination of high throughput sequencing approaches (ATACseq, RNAseq), and traditional molecular laboratory approaches (PCR, cloning, etc). To learn more about application requirements and further details about this position, see this PDF. To apply, send the following documents to Dr. Fogarty (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 15, 2024: your cover letter explaining your background and experiences and explanation of career goals and research interest (2 pages max), CV, contacts for three references, unofficial transcript from undergraduate and master’s degree (if applicable). Start date of May 2024 is preferred but negotiable.
University of North Carolina @ Wilmington | Center for Marine Science
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln | Wilmington, NC 28409 United States
Nicole Fogarty | (910) 962-2301 | email@example.com