It worked!

Lots of cool stuff coming out of the lab right now – Summer has already been productive and we’re exploring new approaches to address our hypotheses. Earlier this year, in collaboration with scientists at UGA, UCSC, SFSU, and UNCW, we published the results of our 7-year investigation into the etiology of Sea Star Wasting Disease,… Read More It worked!

aiFVs are go!

After a frustrating several months of trial and error, the team is back in action looking at sea cucumber aiFVs. We now have a validated method of detecting aiFVs in sea cucumber tissues – which involves the following steps: Tissue collection, preservation, RNA extraction and copy DNA (cDNA) synthesis Quantitative reverse transcriptase PCR (qRT-PCR) targeting… Read More aiFVs are go!

Congratulations Jordan!

Jordan has successfully completed his A-Exam! His project focuses on the role of microorganisms in seagrass health, focusing on microbial respiration, sulfide reduction/oxidation, and eutrophication. He will be collaborating with Bob Howarth, Roxanne Marino, Katie Haviland, and Melanie Hayn in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Cornell) who have performed long-term research in West… Read More Congratulations Jordan!

What does research in the era of COVID look like at the TAV?

… a little different. Work is undoubtedly a lot slower than the before times, but we’re still getting things done as best we can! Cornell restarted research labs in mid-summer 2020 after shutting down for nearly 3 months. To de-densify our building and ensure safety of all workers, each lab has a reactivation plan, which… Read More What does research in the era of COVID look like at the TAV?