Tuesday, January 29 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Hancock Foundation Building (AHF), 153/Torrey Webb Room
3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Dr. Forest Rohwer sees a coral reef as a finely-tuned community in which the microbes and viruses are major players. Recognizing their importance, he pioneered the use of metagenomics as a means to characterize these previously inscrutable organisms and to investigate their role in coral reef health and disease. For his scientific contributions, he has received numerous awards including the prestigious Young Investigators Award of the International Society of Microbial Ecology and the Marine Microbiology Initiative Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.