2024 Dr. Donald L. Mykles Distinguished Lecture Series Research Seminar

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Event Date

2099 Westshore Road Bodega Bay, CA 94923


"In it together: Microbial interactions with threatened marine hosts and ecosystems"

Featured Lecturer: Dr. Adrienne Correa

Coral reefs are diverse, productive and valuable but highly threatened by global change stressors. My research group seeks creative ways to leverage microbial symbionts and trophic interactions to improve coral and reef health. This talk will describe these efforts and associated challenges, with a particular focus on the roles and impacts of viral infections on corals.

This is a research seminar intended for an academic audience. On July 17th, we will be hosting a community lecture intended for a general audience. More information about that event is available here: "Thank you for biting? Understanding and leveraging microbial symbioses to mitigate global change impacts"

No RSVP is required to attend this event in person. To join through Zoom, please register here.

 About the 2024 Featured Lecturer


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Dr. Adrienne Correa

Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley

Adrienne Correa studies how microorganisms influence the health and resilience of marine ecosystems and strives to make these systems more accessible to all through hands-on teaching and outreach. Correa earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan and completed her M.A. in conservation biology and her Ph.D. in ecology and evolution at Columbia University in New York. After a postdoc at Florida International University, Correa spent five years as a Lecturer in the biosciences department at Rice University in Houston, Texas. In 2017, Correa transitioned to an assistant professor role at Rice, then moved her lab to the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley in 2023. Correa served as a Research seat on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council for seven years (2015 - 2022) and was named FGBNMS Volunteer of the Year in 2023, and is now an Education Seat for the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Correa was the recipient of an NSF Career award and named a Kavli Frontiers of Science fellow and a National Academy of Sciences Gulf Coast Research Program Early-Career fellow.

About the Series


The Dr. Donald L. Mykles Distinguished Lecture Series annually recognizes a leader in the field of integrative biology in marine or coastal environments by inviting them to deliver a research seminar and community lecture at the Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) of the University of California Davis. The Mykles Distinguished Lecture (MDL) will illustrate how integrative approaches to biology can be used to address questions that span levels of organization within organisms, across organisms, within ecosystems, and/or over evolutionary time. The MDL invitation to BML honors the recipient in a way that advances the academic community at BML and establishes enduring links between awardees and the BML community. The MDL Series was established through a generous gift from Don’s wife Vicki and son Christopher Mykles.

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