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Monica Medina

University of California Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA California 95343
United States


Taxa Studied: Prokaryotes, Invertebrate Animals, Other, Symbiodinium
Techniques Employed: Degenerate PCR, Quantitative PCR (qPCR), Microarrays, Sanger Sequencing, 454 Pyrosequencing, Solexa (Illumina) Sequencing, Bioinformatics/Sequence Analysis, In Situ Hybridization, Confocal Microscopy
Research Description: We study ecological and evolutionary genomics of the coral holobiont (i.e. coral host and its microbial symionts). We examine gene expression of symbiosis related genes in coral larval and adult stages, as well as in the Symbiodinium algae in hospite. We are also interested in the evolution of biomineralization in metazoans. We use genomic and bioinformatic approaches to uncover conserved and lineage specific genes involved in the fabrication of calcifying structures in animals.
Lab Web Page: http://www.medinalab.org
Willing to Host Undergraduates: YES
Actively Seeking Undergraduates: NO
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