Colloquium: Coffroth on corals and their microbes

This week’s seminar in the Biology Colloquium series will be presented by Dr. Mary Alice Coffroth, who is visiting the department from the University at Buffalo. Coffroth studies the microbial symbionts of cnidarians, such as corals — particularly the dinoflagellate algae Symbiodinium.

The Biology Colloquium series is held every Friday during the semester, at 2:00pm in Chaparral Hall room 5125.

Image: Bleached coral, which has lost its algal symbionts. (Coffroth Lab)