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RIA # 165: Sarah Vojnovich on Reseaching Corals

Sarah Vojnovich

On this episode, Katie is joined by Sarah Vojnovich, a Master’s student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Oregon State Unviersity. Sarah carries out infection studies with a bacterium, called Vibrio coralliilyticus, that infects corals and causes tissue necrosis by the release of a toxin. Current studies are typically done on coral fragments taken from the natural environment, but in order to help reduce wild coral takes, Sarah’s research looks at the use of using anemones, Aiptasia pallida, as an alternative surrogate host species for future bacterial infection experiments with Vibrio coralliilyticus. Sarah also works as an Assistant for Academic Programs at the Hatfield Marine Science Center and helps coordinate undergraduate classes and internships.

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Show Notes

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Segment 1: Researching Corals [00:00-11:40]

In this first segment, Sarah shares about her research on corals.

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Segment 2: Marine Science Outreach Education [11:41-21:43]

In segment two, Sarah discusses her position at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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Segment 3: Sarah’s Trip on a Research Vessel [21:44-33:25]

In segment three, Sarah shares about her upcoming trip on an OSU research vessel.

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