corals bleaching

A Rutgers researcher will use genomics, genetics, and cell biology to identify and understand the corals’ response to heat stress conditions and to pinpoint master regulatory genes involved in coral bleaching due to global warming and climate change. The research team will use a novel gene-editing tool, as a resource to knock down some gene functions with the goal of boosting the corals’ abilities to survive.

Earth Day

Rachael Winfree, a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, and a widely published, renowned expert in bee populations, discussed biodiversity and some of the issues arising from the UN conference, occurring from April 25 - May 8 in Kunming, China, with Rutgers Today.