The newest PhD, Dr. Leal

Former Skidaway Institute grad student Miguel Leal graduated with is PhD from the University of Aveiro in Portugal last month. He successfully defended his dissertation on September 4. The title of the PhD was: Trophic plasticity in the cnidarian-algal symbiosis. This work resulted from the collaboration that Miguel started with Marc Frischer and Jens Nejstgaard four years ago. A total of 4 papers were published from Miguel’s work at Skidaway.

Marc, Jens and Stella Berger attended his defense.

Miguel (2nd from left) after his defense, with (l-r) Marc Frischer, Jens Nejstgaard and  Miguel’s primary Portuguese supervisor, Ricardo Caldo

Miguel (2nd from right) after his defense, with (l-r) Marc Frischer, Jens Nejstgaard and Miguel’s primary Portuguese supervisor, Ricardo Caldo

 

Miguel’s primary Portuguese supervisor, Ricardo Caldo

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