Dr. Amanda Shore-Maggio
My research interest is investigating disease in the marine environment, specifically looking at microflora populations on coral and their role in coral health and defense. My graduate studies involved looking into how associated bacteria affect coral susceptibility to disease, tracking sources of coral pathogens, and testing how stress influences disease development in coral. Now, as a post-doctoral researcher at IMET, I'll be looking into how ocean acidification may impact corals and their associated bacteria. My work has taken me all over the globe to visit incredible coral reefs, including, Palmyra Atoll, Papahanaumamokuakea Marine National Monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the Red Sea. I hope to visit many more exciting places in my future research.