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Virginia Weis

Department Head – IB
Professor
Distinguished Professor
Department of Integrative Biology

Virginia Weis

Department Head – IB
Professor
Distinguished Professor
Department of Integrative Biology

Background

Biography

I am a marine physiologist with a career-long interest in coral-algal symbiosis. These partnerships are of fundamental importance as they form the trophic and structural foundation of coral reef ecosystems. My group studies the cellular, molecular and genomic mechanisms that underlie the establishment, maintenance and breakdown of these cooperative associations.

Courses Taught
BI 358 : Symbioses and the Environment
MCB 637 : Molecular Host-Microbe Interactions