Nicholas MacKnight

Nicholas MacKnight, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Dr. Nicholas MacKnight joined AOML’s Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division as a University of Miami-Cooperative Institute post-doctoral scientist. Nicholas will work with Dr.Stephanie Rosales to identify the functional contributions and adaptive restraints of bacteria that live on Orbicella faveolate, a disease susceptible, yet highly productive reef-building coral. This research seeks to identify disease resistant genotypes within this susceptible species.

Current Work

Identifying indicators for coral resilience and susceptibility to the stony coral tissue loss disease

2017 – 2022, Ph.D. Quantitative Biology, University of Texas at Arlington

2011 – 2015, B.S. Biology, Penn State University, University Park, PA