Ian was awarded “Runner-Up” for his talk entitled “Eulogy for the St. Lucie Reef” where he discussed his thesis research focused on the recent outbreak of Scleractinian Tissue Loss Disease on St. Lucie Reef as well as his research approaches including coral colony fate-tracking and gene expression studies to evaluate disease progression and corals’ physiological response.
Lexie was awarded “Second Runner-Up” for her talk entitled “Six Degrees of SepaREEFtion: Using molecular tools to assess coral genetic connectivity in Cuba and the Tropical Western Atlantic” where she discussed her dissertation research focused on evaluating the population structure and genetic connectivity of the coral, Montastraea cavernosa.
Ian and Lexie won scholarship awards to help support their research efforts and will be joining fellow HBOI graduate students: Heat 7 winner Kirstie Tandberg and People’s Choice winner René Miller-Xavier in advancing to the FAU 3MT Championship held at the Boca campus on Friday, November 2, 2018. Congratulations to Ian and Lexie and to all the other graduate students who participated in the 2018 3MT competition at FAU!
To see a video recording of the heat, please visit the FAU Graduate College Facebook page.