TEAM Stressors

  • Groups of students in the lab are investigating the effects of single and combined stressors on anemones in their symbiotic and aposymbiotic states.
  • Giovanna Sabini-Leite ‘21 and Quinton Celuzza ‘21 completed honors theses comparing nutrient stress, increased light intensity stress, and nutrient+light stress. Their honors theses are published on the Smith ScholarWorks, here and here. Stay tuned for more updates!

TEAM Hot v. Cold

  • The symbiosis between anemones and their intracellular photosymbionts breaks down under different types of stress, including both increased heat and cold shock. The Hot v. Cold team is comparing the physiological effects of hot and cold stress to reveal mechanisms involved in each stress response.