Adrienne Correa

Adrienne M.S. Correa

 Assistant Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Ph.D. students:

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Carsten Grupstra

For his Ph.D. thesis, Carsten will study the ecological functions of viruses in coral reef ecosystems, with a focus on whether viral infections contribute to coral bleaching and disease. He completed his undergraduate and master's coursework with a focus on coral reef ecology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and, thereafter, he researched the effects of pollution on bacterial community compositions in Red Sea corals at KAUST in Saudi Arabia.


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Lauren Howe-Kerr

Lauren will examine the role of viral infection in coral bleaching and disease for her Ph.D. thesis, with a focus on viruses that infect corals’ symbiotic algae (Symbiodinium). She completed her B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice in May 2017, and her senior thesis focused on examining the role of symbiont community structure on the stress response of Acropora millepora coral colonies.


Undergraduate students:

Rebekah Bryant

Anna Knochel

Anna Knochel

As an undergraduate student, Anna has interned with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Australia and Mote Marine Laboratory researching the effects of climate change on coral health. At Rice, she helps with sample processing for the Mo'orea Viral Project and is interested in the viral diversity of Symbiodinium clades.


Elaine Shen, senior thesis student

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As a senior thesis student, Elaine is quantifying mangrove and seagrass diversity using environmental DNA approaches. Elaine has previously conducted research at the Houston Zoo aquarium, and was also on "TeamA-CROP-pers” for for the Flower Garden Banks NationalMarine Sanctuary (Galveston, TX).


Jordan Sims

Eddie Tang

Lab Alumni:

Preeya Bhavsar, undergraduate researcher

Cathy Cheng, senior thesis student

Grace Cullinan, senior thesis student

Riley Hatch, lab technician

Lauren Howe-Kerr, senior thesis student, currently a Ph.D. student in the Correa Lab

Rebecca Maher, senior thesis student, currently a Ph.D. student at Oregon State University, 

Laura Mathewsundergraduate researcher

Jesse Passman, undergraduate researcher

Michael Saucedo, undergraduate researcher

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