Dr. Juliet Marie Wong
NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology
Environmental Epigenetics Lab
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Arts, Sciences and Education
Florida International University
Welcome to my website!
I am a National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology (PRFB) at Florida International University (FIU). I am also a postdoc within the NSF Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) at FIU, the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE).
I study global change marine biology in Dr. Jose Eirin-Lopez's Environmental Epigenetics Lab (EELab).
Please explore this site to learn more about me, read about my research interests, or view my CV.
We recently returned from Puerto Rico, where we are continuing our project funded by Puerto Rico Sea Grant to investigate water quality and climate change effects on the sea urchin Diadema antillarum. This work is done in collaboration with our local partners, Sociedad Ambience Marino.
I had an amazing time in Woods Hole at EPIMAR 2022 discussing epigenetics with an inspiring group of marine and aquatic biologists. I'm looking forward to the future of this field as we continue to explore best principles, share multi-omic approaches, and form exciting collaborations.
Since February 2022, a sudden die-off of Diadema has been spreading throughout the Caribbean, with many signs of sick and dying urchins. I have been collecting data and samples to investigate this mass mortality event in Puerto Rico. See here for more information. I am also collaborating with Dr. Kelcie Chiquillo, an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology and fellow EELab member, who is studying the epigenetics of native and invasive seagrasses in Puerto Rico.
I attended the RCN Evolution in Changing Seas 2022 Integration and Training Workshop at Shoals Marine Laboratory. I had a fantastic time learning about new synthesis activities, reconnecting with other scientists from a wide range of fields, and engaging in the future goals of the network!
In August 2022, we returned to Bonaire where I assisted EELab Ph.D. candidate Serena Hackerott with her dissertation work. Serena researches coral epigenetics and memory, working in collaboration with Reef Renewal Bonaire.