MCB PhD Candidate Kate Castellano Receives 2020 GIGA Fellowship

December 21, 2020

GIGA stated, “With these objectives in mind, we are excited to see Kate’s research that investigates reproductive life history of salps, a group that is in need for expanded genomic resources. We were impressed by her research statement, thoughtful budget and her desire to train future generations in invertebrate –OMICS research.”

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The Fortunate Ones?

August 12, 2019

Unique among species, the horseshoe crab has persisted, unchanged, for hundreds of millions of years. But now, its survival is threatened by the harvesting of its prized baby-blue blood. A team at UConn seeks to map its DNA and save it from extinction.

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Back to Lydonia

September 18, 2018

Rachel O’Neill and WHOI deep-sea coral biologist Taylor Heyl describe their dive in the submersible Nadir into Lydonia Canyon on September 18, 2018. In addition to documenting the genetic diversity of corals and other organisms in the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Monument, O’Neill is also studying organisms in the ocean twilight zone, or midwater, between 200 and 1,000 meters beneath the surface.

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