About Us

We, the Aiptasia community, have a deep commitment to research, education, and outreach, not only to teach others about our projects and their relevance to coral conservation, but also to share the intrinsic fascination that the complex and beautiful coral reef ecosystem provides.

In an effort to accelerate discovery and understanding of coral symbiosis, we pledge to openly share our research protocols on Protocols.io, our teaching initiatives and activities, and work hard to establish Aiptasia as a practical and reliable model system.

Principal Investigators

Dr. Virginia Weis

Distinguished Professor, Oregon State Univ.

Dr. Arthur Grossman

Senior Staff Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science

Dr. John Pringle

Professor of Genetics, Stanford University

Dr. Matthew DeGennaro

Assistant Professor, Florida International University

Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty

Associate Professor, Florida International University

Faculty in the Aiptasia community

The Aiptasia community is an international community!