Laura Núñez-Pons

Laura Núñez-Pons

Kane'ohe, Hawaii USA

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI)

Postdoctoral Reseracher

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Published on Aug 31, 2015

Library Preps before Sequencing our corals

Dear backers, we have been for some period in silence through thischannel, but not at all stopped in our project!... During these months we havebeen collecting the last batch of totally recovered c...

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Published on May 15, 2015

Sequencing: DNA Next Generation Sequencing

Most of the requested funding for our project is to be used in DNA Next generation Sequencing: an approach that will reveal us with the information to resolve the identity of the microbes in our co...

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Published on May 11, 2015

Updates from our Corals the Lab & Field work

Updates from our Corals the Lab & Field workThank you to all of our backers for bringing us this far!... ¡¡IiiiUUUUuuujuuuuUUU!!!... We have just a few days to go in our campaign, and we are co...

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Published on May 04, 2015

Coral Reefs of the Future

Coral Reefs of the FutureCorals are critical animals that make the foundation of a very diverse ecosystem. These habitat building animals are threatened by local stressors such as pollution and ove...

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Published on Apr 26, 2015

The roles of bacteria in corals

Bacteria are among the smallest (just a few micrometers in size) and oldest organisms existing in our planet. They are unicellular beings, thus formed by a single cell, which are characteristic for...

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Published on Apr 21, 2015

Insights into coral bleaching

Corals are animals that live in tropical oceans and for 100's of millions of years, corals have learned to work with small algae of microbial size and bacteria to better survive in these clear wat...

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Published on Apr 15, 2015

Symbiosis

Organisms establish relationships that influence their lives, survival and evolution. Among these we can mention interactions that benefit only one of the organisms in the game, and this is known a...

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Published on Apr 10, 2015

The Critical Role of Coral Reefs in Modern Society

Even though you may have never seen a coral reef in person you rely on these creatures for your survival. Humans need coral reefs and even though we are only beginning to understand...

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Thank you Gabrielle!... There we are, very intensively moving on the Libraries and Lab work... Tubes and pipettes and tubes and more and more. We hope to get good sequencing and be able to bring light to the mystery of symbiosis and coral bleaching and recovery!... Cheers and good luck on your stuff!!!... LAU
Nov 09, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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¡¡MI AmoL de mi moLes!!!... Yo no me quedaba por aquí sin mi Oso amoroso ni harta de vino!!!... Esto es sólo para que me eches más de menos y luego me abraces maissss... ¡¡Gracias pelut!!!!... Se supone que nos vemos en JUlio y agosto... Y luego más a mi vuelta definitiva... Muarrukutuá!!!!
May 15, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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ooOOOooooOOOOOhhh Yeaaaaahhhh!!!... Let's get molded!... You are the Lion King with brave heart Richard!
May 14, 2015
Do fungi exposed to toxic waste produce novel antimicrobial agents?
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¡¡Pesssiosidàaaa de los oceéanosss!!!:.. ¡¡Gràcias mooolt i mooooolto!!!!.... Casi me caigo de tentenpiés con tu contribucionazaaaa.... Hasta me saltó un lagrimilla nostálgica que me rebobinó a los 20's... al bocata tortilla de patata con chubasquero... Que nos tenemos que ver este veranito.... ¿¿Ande paras???... Donde sea que sea... que te acompañe ese salero.... Un kesete con calamari fritti!... LAU
May 14, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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Corazón de León y honoroso Ricardo... Mahalo lots!... I think your project is amazing!... And so so sooo happy you also got it"... Next, fungi and marine invertebrates!... LAU
May 14, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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Brunitis... Tü plantaste la primera radícula... Has puesto una buena base, como buen arquitecto... Muakaaa!!!... Y para la Bella Iris!... LAU
May 14, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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¡¡Viva la madre que me parió!!!.
May 14, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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OOOhh yeaaaahhh!!!... arsa pilili!!!...
May 14, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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¿¿Estás en el Museo???... ¿¿Ya te han expuesto por guapa???.... ¡¡Qué guayyy!!!... Preguntaba por tía Ana de hez en cuando... Pues si puedo, y no hace mucho frío a ver si me pego una vuelta por esa villa. Un kesazo!!!.. Disfrutaaaa... LAU
May 13, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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Ese LuiMi cómo mola se merece una OoooooOOOOooolaaAAAAAAAaaaaAAAAAaaaaaaAAAa!!!! ... Gracias quillo!... Olé qué arte tienes... Disfruta mucho... LAU
May 13, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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¡¡MUchas gracias Primikis!!!... ¿¿Cómo os va por ahí???... En breve tienes el nido vació, y podrás volar a ver a tus polluelos... Dales un kesazo con sidra a todos... MUakaaa!!!:.. LAU
May 13, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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It will be a hard task to change humans way of thinking and living... but we must try and demonstrate best practices, by reflecting our acts in nature. Mahalo much Richard!... All the power into microbes and fungi, the kings most creatives of metabolism!...
May 12, 2015
Stayin' alive: how do microbes help corals recover from bleaching?
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