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FL - Sea Secrets Lectures Focus on Innovative Research

The series—which will feature experts discussing their groundbreaking research on corals, ocean and atmospheric science, and how climate change is forcing communities to alter their long-range plans—will begin this week.

How do the immune systems of corals still continue to thrive after living in water that gets warmer every year, coupled with the threat of diseases? This is one of the questions driving the research of cell biologist Nikki Traylor-Knowles, an assistant professor of marine biology and ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Traylor-Knowles will share some of her findings about the surprising and unique physiology of corals, as well as how they compare to human immune systems, at the first of five Sea Secrets lectures starting this week. Register here for her talk on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted virtually by the Rosenstiel School, all of the lectures will be free and open to the public and will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Registration is required to attend.

Future lectures will highlight some of the other resourceful research that is being developed at the Rosenstiel School, as well as at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Vero Beach, Florida.

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