Symbiosis & Resilience Lab

In our lab, we conduct basic and applied research on

Coral and coral reef resilience to environmental changes

The ecology of evolution of marine host-microbe interactions by leveraging the many sister species that emerged after the closure of the Isthmus of Panama

Changes in species’ distributions and habitat use using non-invasive environmental genomics


Seabed mining will have a devastating impact on deep sea fauna

Nov 3, 2020

DNA in seawater captures tropical biodiversity

Jun 4, 2020

GenBank can be trusted

Mar 16, 2020

Dietary partitioning as a mechanism for the coexistence of species on coral reefs

May 16, 2019

Immune response of corals exposed to stressors and competitors

May 16, 2019

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Join us

We are thrilled to welcome individuals interested in joining our diverse and inclusive laboratory for research in Panama.

For Students

 We advise students at graduate and undergraduate levels. If you are interested in working with us in Panama, feel free to send an email describing briefly your research interests.

Interns and Fellows

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute supports numerous interns and fellows each year who want to gain research experience in the tropics. You can know more about Internship and Fellowship opportunities on the link bellow.