Francis Serrano

Francis A. Serrano

Research Associate, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Francis Serrano joined AOML’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division as a University of Miami-Cooperative Institute Research Associate. Francis works with ‘Omics researchers at AOML to support the ‘Omics-funded projects “Monitoring mission iconic reefs restoration using eDNA with SASe” and “Global eDNA partner-ships supporting Atlantic and global biodiversity monitoring.” A main part of this work will involve building Subsurface Automated Sampler for eDNA (SASe) instruments for eDNA research. Francis is passionate about marine conservation and believes advancing eDNA data collection methods such as the SASe and other eDNA research are critical for conservation efforts around the world.

Current Work

Research Associate in support of the Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division’s ‘Omics-funded Projects

2021 – 2022, M.P.S. Conservation and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL

2016 – 2020, B.S. Environmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis