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News and Highlights
- Florida Tech Set to Host 2015 Florida Worm Meeting
The nematode worm, C. elegans, is one of the most studied and best understood animal models for genetics, aging, development, neurobiology and parasite-related research.
- Florida Tech Graduate Student Wins National Scholarship for Women
Carly Randall is earning her doctorate in ecology. She expects to graduate in spring 2016.
- Florida Tech Study Locates Refuges for Corals in a Changing Climate
As rising ocean temperatures continue to fuel the disappearance of reef-building corals, a new study from Florida Tech finds there may be some climate refuges where corals will survive in the future.
- Florida Tech Study Links Coral Disease, Warming Atlantic
Over the last four decades, the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals that dominated Caribbean reefs for millions of years have all but disappeared. According to a new study from Florida Institute of Technology, ocean warming has played a significant role in this dramatic decline.
- Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to Speak at Florida Tech Feb. 19
Martin Chalfie, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2008, will deliver a lecture on the topic that won him the prestigious honor – green fluorescent protein – from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in room 130 at the Olin Life Sciences Building on the Melbourne campus of Florida Institute of Technology.