A Novel Genomes to Ecosystems Approach
Carnegie has an illustrious history of developing model organisms to gain a deep understanding of biological principles and mechanisms. For decades, Carnegie biologists have used these tools to build deep expertise in understanding the mechanisms that govern life as we know it.
molecular biology and ecology.
We have a notable head start with our coral reef research, investigating how warming oceans with varying salinity leading to fatal bleaching events. Carnegie scientists have developed model organisms in the laboratory to reveal the mechanisms enabling coral to obtain life-sustaining nutrients from their algal symbionts. Our researchers now seek to develop a roadmap for genetically modifying corals in the wild to be more robust and resilient to a changing climate.