Florida International University

Nina Bean, Ph.D. Student, DARPA Research Assistant

I joined the EELab in 2022 as a Ph.D. student after completing my B.S. at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and M.S. at California State University, Northridge in Dr. Peter Edmunds’ lab. My masters work focused on the metabolic scaling of coral larvae and juveniles and the scaling of competitive outcomes between corals and algae with size. I am broadly interested in epigenetics, ecophysiology, early life stages, life history, and the adaptation and acclimatization potential of reef-building corals. I was drawn to studying corals because of the critical role they play in ecosystem function and because of their complexity even though they seem simple on the outside.
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Research Fields
  • Epigenetics
  • Omics
  • Cnidarian Biology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Symbiosis
  • Global Change
  • Adaptation