- Post Doctoral Associate
Catalina Aguilar is a post-doctoral research associate with AOML’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division and the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS). Dr. Aguilar is working with Drs. Derek Manzello and Ian Enochs on a newly-initiated coral genomics project, using AOML’s new Future Reef Laboratory for genetic experiments to test for coral resilience to temperature and ocean acidification stress. Aguilar received her Ph.D. in 2016 from the James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) Quantitative Marine Science program, where she investigated the responses of corals to environmental stress using transcriptomics.