Stephanie Rosales

Stephanie Rosales, Ph.D.

Assistant Scientist (University of Miami/CIMAS), Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“It’s important for us to consider how temperature, water quality, and ocean circulation can impact the overall health and biology of coral colonies.”

Dr. Stephanie Rosales is an assistant scientist at the University of Miami’s (UM) Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and is stationed at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Dr. Rosales is interested in characterizing and understanding microorganisms that may be detrimental or beneficial to marine organisms by utilizing next-generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. Rosales received her B.S. in marine biology at Florida International University and was an NSF GRFP fellow at Oregon State University where she received her Ph.D. in microbiology.

Current Work

Assistant Scientist, Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division

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2007, A.A. Biology, Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL
Honors: Phi Theta Kappa honor society

2010, B.S. Marine Biology, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Honors: Summa Cum Laude

2016, Ph.D. Microbiology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR Honors: National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

  1. Serrano, X.M., S.M. Rosales, M.W. Miller, A.M. Palacio-Castro, O.M. Williamson, A. Gomez, and A.C. Baker. Sediment source and dose influence the larval performance of the threatened coral Orbicella faveolata. PLoS ONE, 19(6):e0292474, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0292474 2024
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  2. Young, B.D., O.M. Williamson, N.S. Kron, N. Andrade Rodriguez, L.M. Isma, N.J. Macknight, E.M. Muller, S.M. Rosales, S.M. Sirotzke, N. Traylor-Knowles, S.D. Williams, and M.S. Studivan. Annotated genome and transcriptome of the endangered Caribbean mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) using PacBio long-read sequencing. BMC Genomics, 25:226, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-024-10092-w 2024
    Ref. 4391
  3. Davies, S.W., M.H. Gamache, L.I. Howe-Kerr, N.G. Kriefall, A.C. Baker, A.T. Banaszak, L.K. Bay, A.J. Bellantuono, D. Bhattacharya, C.X. Chan, D.C. Claar, M.A. Coffroth, R. Cunning, S.K. Davy, J. del Campo, E.M. Díaz-Almeyda, J.C. Frommlet, L.E. Fuess, R.A. González-Pech, T.L. Goulet, K.D. Hoadley, E.J. Howells, B.C.C. Hume, D.W. Kemp, C.D. Kenkel, S.A. Kitchen, T.C. LaJeunesse, S. Lin, S.E. McIlroy, R. McMinds, M.R. Nitschke, C.A. Oakley, R.S. Peixoto, C. Prada, H.M. Putnam, K. Quigley, H.G. Reich, J.D. Reimer, M. Rodriguez-Lanetty, S.M. Rosales, O.S. Saad, E.M. Sampayo, S.R. Santos, E. Shoguchi, E.G. Smith, M. Stat, T.G. Stephens, M.E. Strader, D.J. Suggett, T.D. Swain, C. Tran, N. Traylor-Knowles, C.R. Voolstra, M.E. Warner, V.M. Weis, R.M. Wright, T. Xiang, H. Yamashita, M. Ziegler, A.M.S. Correa, and J.E. Parkinson. Building consensus around the assessment and interpretation of Symbiodiniaceae diversity. PeerJ, 11:e15023, https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.15023 2023
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NOAA Employee/Team Member of the Week Award, May 13, 2020: COVID-19 Response

For efforts to increase the University of Miami Health System’s ability to conduct COVID-19 testing through the loan of AOML’s KingFisher instrument. Dr. Rosales’ and LTJG Thompson’s extraordinary creativity and hard work directly led to increased COVID-19 testing capacity in Miami, Florida.