- Senior Research Associate
Stephanie Rosales is a senior research associate at the University of Miami's (UM) Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and is stationed at NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Dr. Rosales is interested in characterizing and understanding microorganisms that may be detrimental or beneficial to marine organisms by utilizing next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. Rosales is currently a Co-PI with Xaymara Serrano on a Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) grant to catalog the microbial community and viral consortia present in corals that were found to be disease resistant or susceptible. This project is a collaboration with scientists at NOAA and UM's RSMAS campus. Rosales received her B.S. in marine biology at Florida International University and was an NSF GRFP fellow at Oregon State University where she received her Ph.D. in microbiology.