Cecilia D’Angelo


Dr. Cecilia D’Angelo is an Associate Professor in Marine Biology at the University of Southampton. She applies molecular biological and biochemical approaches to understand how corals function at the molecular level. Her current work focusses on the mechanisms of extreme temperature tolerance in corals, the effects of the nutrient environment on coral physiology and calcification and the effects of artificial light at night (ALAN) on symbiotic corals. She has discovered new roles of lipids in the heat stress tolerance of corals and found that the salinity of the water has a profound influence on coral survival in extreme temperature habitats. Her research established how the production of photoprotective coral pigments is regulated by light. These mechanisms help to explain function of coral pigments and changes in coral colour patterns.

Primary Institution
University of Southampton
Associate Professor in Marine Biology

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