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Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

Title: Associate Professor

Office: AHC1 319B, AHC1 429, AHC1 432A

Phone: 305-348-2201


Department(s): Biological Sciences, Institute of Water and Environment, Center for Coastal Oceans Research


  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Ph.D. (Marine Studies)
  • Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. B.A. (Biology)


Research Areas

The laboratory of Integrative Marine Genomics and Symbiosis (IMaGeS) studies the mutualistic association between marine cnidarian hosts and their microbial symbionts (Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes) from different perspectives, including cell biology, eco-physiology and ecology. The lab team is interested in understanding the diversity of bacterial assemblages associated with corals and the processes that shape the structure of the microbial consortia. Furthermore they are also interested to dissect the molecular processes that integrate cnidarian and symbiotic dinoflagellates associations, and how these symbioses are maintained, regulated and responding to environmental challenges.

Visit the Integrative Marine Genomics and Symbiosis (IMaGeS) lab website