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Research Interests

Research Interests
The research interests in the Mydlarz Lab are broadly coral immunity, we are particularly interested in the pathways that confer disease resistance and what life-history trade-offs have caused variation in investment in immunity. The lab uses many tools to decipher and quantify immune pathways, such as gene expression using Next-gen sequencing, proteomics and specific protein activity to determine immune effectors. The Mydlarz lab has been funded by several awards from the National Science Foundation. The lab is currently funded to investigate the spread and immune responses of several coral species to White Plague and Scleractinian Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) in the Virgin Islands. The lab has many collaborators: Marilyn Brandt - University of Virgin Islands, Erinn Muller, Mote Marine Lab, Ernesto Weil - University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, C. Drew Harvell - Cornell University, John Bruno - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Andrew Baker - University of Miami.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Coral reefs, coral disease, marine biology

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Dr. Mydlarz has been teaching at UT Arlington for 12 years and has taught Cell Physiology, General Biology for non-majors and Marine Biology. She has been part of several unique programs to engage students in hands on experiential teaching. She is also the Associate Chair of Biology and is working to make changes in the curriculum to support student success initiatives. She has been awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016, The UT Regents Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2017 and inducted into the 2018 Academy of Distinguished Teachers class. She is particularly proud of receiving the University Award from the Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas, for a program she co-created with the Chemistry department to encourage and support students in choosing technology-related disciplines.

Biography

Biography

Laura D. Mydlarz is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She obtained her PhD in 2004 from the University of California at Santa Barbara in marine natural products. At the completion of her PhD research she realized she wanted to shift her research focus from what services marine organisms can provide society, to what she could do to help imperiled coral reefs. This made Dr. Mydlarz a perfect fit for a post-doctoral research position at Cornell University, where she studied coral diseases and coral immune responses. This line of work is continued in her own lab at UT Arlington, where she has trained 9 graduate students and over 50 undergraduate students. She has received several NSF grant awards for her research, and authored over 40 publications in the field of coral immunity and eco-immunity. Her current lab focus is to understand the mechanisms of immunity that lead to different disease susceptibilities of different coral species. Dr. Mydlarz has been teaching at UT Arlington for 12 years and has taught Cell Physiology, General Biology for non-majors and Marine Biology. She has been part of several unique programs to engage students in hands-on, experiential teaching. She is also the Associate Chair of Biology and is working to support student success initiatives. At UT Arlington, she has won several teaching awards and was recently inducted into the 2018 Academy of Distinguished Teachers class. She is passionate about Women in Science issues and actively engages and organizes events at the university and college level.

Education

Education

    • 2004 PhD in Ecology Evolution
      Univ of Calif Santa Barbara, 2004
    • 1998 MS in Biology
      Florida Atlantic University, 1998
    • 1996 BS in Marine Biology
      Florida Atlantic University, 1996

Memberships

    • Jan 2010 to Present Society for Integrative and Compartive Biology
      Program Officer
    • Jan 2008 to Present Interbation Coral Reef Society

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2018 Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by UTA
    • Aug  2017 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award sponsored by UT System
    • Apr  2017 Sunrise Arlington Rotary Club UTA College of Science Professor of the year sponsored by Sunrise Arlington Rotary Club
    • Aug  2016 Tech Titans University Award sponsored by Tech Titans of North Texas
    • May  2016 UT Arlington President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by UTA
    • Jan  2014 Faculty Development Leave sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2012 Reviewer of the year sponsored by Royal Society Publishing
    • Dec  2011 Service Learning Collaborative sponsored by UTA

News Articles

News Articles

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • June 2020 to Aug 2021 Upside-down but Moving in the Right Direction: Developing the Upside-Down Jellyfish as a Model For Coral Disease sponsored by  -  $9800
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • May 2019 to Apr 2021 RAPID: Collaborative Research: Predicting the Spread of Multi-Species Coral Disease Using Species Immune Traits sponsored by  -  $53486
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Feb 2017 to Oct 2020 Immunity to Community: Can Quantifying Immune Traits Inform Reef Community Structure? sponsored by  -  $220331
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Aug 2017 to July 2018 UT System LSAMP: A Model Senior Alliance sponsored by  -  $11061
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Sept 2018 to Aug 2020 Louis Stokes STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: University of Texas System LSAMP sponsored by  -  $85720
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2018 to Aug 2019 Meeting: The -omics of chemical interactions in simple extant animals ; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2019 sponsored by  -  $14730
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • June 2015 to May 2018 NSF GRFP for Lauren Fuess sponsored by  -  $138000
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Oct 2010 to Nov 2017 Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers sponsored by  -  $1449999
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2010 to Aug 2014 LiT: Collaborative Research: Assessing the Effect of Environmental sponsored by  -  $409537
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2014 UBM-Institutional: Undergradute Training in Theoritcal Ecology Research(UTTER) sponsored by  -  $780946
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2008 to Aug 2009 Novel Anti-Microbial Compounds from resistant and Disease Prevalent Caribbean Corals sponsored by  -  $9690
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Mar 2009 to July 2012 ARRA: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Influence of Temperature and Acidifiction on the Dynamics of Coral Co-Infection and Resistance sponsored by  -  $58061
      Laura Mydlarz (Funded)
    • Sept 2007 to Dec 2009 Total Determination of Toxic Constituents from Golden Alga (Prymnesium parvum) sponsored by  -  $90073
      (Funded)

Publications


      2016
      • Book
        Complementary approaches to diagnosing marine diseases
        a union of the modern and the classic
        [Burge, CA, Friedman, CS, Getchell, R, House, M, Lafferty, KD, Mydlarz, LauraD, Prager, KC, Sutherland, KP, Renault, T, Kiryu, I, Vega-Thurber, R].

      2010
      • Book
        The effects of anthropogenic global changes on immune functions and disease resistance
        [Martin, LB, Mydlarz, LauraD, Rohr, JR]. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.(1195), 129-148. "Year in Ecology and Conservaion 1195".

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Caspases from Scleractinian Coral Show Unique Regulatory Features
        [Shrestha, Suman, Tung, Jessica, Grinshpon, RobertD, Swartz, Paul, Hamilton, PaulT, Dimos, Bradford, Mydlarz, Laura, Clark, AClay]. Journal of Biological Chemistry. jbc.RA120.014345. "American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB)". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.ra120.014345
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1074/jbc.ra120.014345 Accepted.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        The cell-surface protein composition of a coral symbiont, Breviolum psygmophilum, reveals a mechanism for host specificity and displays dynamic regulation during temperature stress
        [Ricci, ContessaA., Kamal, AbuHena, Chakrabarty, JayantaKishor, Ledbetter, BrenE., Chowdhury, SaifulM., Mydlarz, LauraD.]. Marine Biology. 167(5), "Springer Science and Business Media LLC". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-03680-3
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-020-03680-3

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Proteomic Investigation of a Diseased Gorgonian Coral Indicates Disruption of Essential Cell Function and Investment in Inflammatory and Other Immune Processes
        [Ricci, ContessaA, Kamal, AbuHena, Chakrabarty, JayantaKishor, Fuess, LaurenE, Mann, WhitneyT, Jinks, LeaR, Brinkhuis, Vanessa, Chowdhury, SaifulM, Mydlarz, LauraD]. Integrative and Comparative Biology. "Oxford University Press (OUP)". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz107
        http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz107

      2018
      • Journal Article
        A conserved Toll-like receptor-to-NF-kappa B signaling pathway in the endangered coral Orbicella faveolata
        [Williams, LeahM., Fuess, LaurenE., Brennan, JosephJ., Mansfield, KatelynM., Salas-Rodriguez, Erick, Welsh, Julianne, Awtry, Jake, Banic, Sarah, Chacko, Cecilia, Chezian, Aarthia, Dowers, Donovan, Estrada, Felicia, Hsieh, Yu-Hsuan, Kang, Jiawen, Li, Wanwen, Malchiodi, Zoe, Malinowski, John, Matuszak, Sean, McTigue, Thomas, Mueller, David, Nguyen, Brian, Nguyen, Michelle, Phuong Nguyen, Nguyen, Sinead, Njoku, Ndidi, Patel, Khusbu, Pellegrini, William, Pliakas, Tessa, Qadir, Deena, Ryan, Emma, Schiffer, Alex, Thiel, Amber, Yunes, SarahA., Spilios, KathrynE., Pinzon, JorgeH., Mydlarz, LauraD, Gilmore, ThomasD.]. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 79, 128-136. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2017.10.016
      • Journal Article
        Upside-Down but Headed in the Right Direction: Review of the Highly Versatile Cassiopea xamachana System
        [Ohdera, AkiH., Abrams, MichaelJ., Ames, CherylL., Baker, DavidM., Suescún-Bolívar, LuisP., Collins, AllenG., Freeman, ChristopherJ., Gamero-Mora, Edgar, Goulet, TamarL., Hofmann, DietrichK., Jaimes-Becerra, Adrian, Long, PaulF., Marques, AntonioC., Miller, LauraA., Mydlarz, LauraD, Morandini, AndreC., Newkirk, CasandraR., Putri, SastiaP., Samson, JuliaE., Stampar, SérgioN., Steinworth, Bailey, Templeman, Michelle, Thomé, PatriciaE., Vlok, Marli, Woodley, CherylM., Wong, JaneC.Y., Martindale, MarkQ., Fitt, WilliamK., Medina, Mónica]. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 6, "Frontiers Media SA". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2018.00035
        http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2018.00035
      • Journal Article
        Transcriptional analyses provide new insight into the late-stage immune response of a diseased Caribbean coral
        [Fuess, LaurenE., Mann, WhitneyT., Jinks, LeaR., Brinkhuis, Vanessa, Mydlarz, LauraD]. Royal Society Open Science. 5(5), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172062
      • Journal Article
        The effects of environmental history and thermal stress on coral physiology and immunity
        [Wall, ChristopherB., Ricci, ContessaA., Foulds, GraceE., Mydlarz, LauraD, Gates, RuthD., Putnam, HollieM.]. Marine Biology. 165(3), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3317-z

      2017
      2016
      • Journal Article
        Associations between transcriptional changes and protein phenotypes provide insights into immune regulation in corals
        [Fuess, LE, Pinzon, JC, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD]. Developmental & Comparative Immunology. 62, 17-28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dci.2016.0 4.01

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Whole transcriptome analysis reveals changes in expression of immune related genes during and after bleaching in a reef- building coral.
        [Pinzon, JC, Hanna, B, Burge, C, Harvell, CD, Medina, M, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LD]. Royal Society Open Science. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Interplay between proteases and protease inhibitors in the sea fan —
        Aspergillus pathosystem
        [Mann, WT, Beach-Letendre, J, Mydlarz, LauraD]. Marine Biology.
      • Journal Article
        Relationship between phylogeny and immunity suggests older Caribbean coral lineages are more resistant to disease.
        [Pinzon, CJH, Beach-Letendre, J, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD]. PLoS One.(8),
      • Journal Article
        The link between immunity and life history traits in scleractinian corals
        [Pinzon, JC, Dornberger, L, Beach-Letendre, J, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD]. PeerJ 2:e628.
        http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.628

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Affinity Screening Chromatography
        Mass Spectrometry Assay for Identification of Antibacterial Agents from Natural Product Sources
        [Schug, KA, Wang, E, Shen, S, Rao, S, Smith, SM, Hunt, LR, Mydlarz, LauraD]. Analytica Chimica Acta.(71), 103-110.
      • Journal Article
        Microbial regulation in gorgonian corals
        [Mydlarz, LauraD]. Marine Drugs. 10(6), 1225-1243.
      • Journal Article
        Variations in Reactive Oxygen Release and Antioxidant Activity in Multiple Symbiodinium Types in Response to Elevated Temperature
        Types in Response to Elevated Temperature
        [McGinty, ES, Pieczonka, J, Mydlarz, LauraD]. Microbial Ecology. 64 (4), 1000 - 1007.

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Patterns of coral ecological immunology
        Variation in the responses of Caribbean corals to elevated temperature and a pathogen elicitor
        [Mydlarz, LauraD]. The Journal of Experimental Biology.(214), 4240-4249.
      • Journal Article
        The presence of multiple phenoloxidases in Caribbean reef - building cora ls
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Palmer, CV]. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology.(Part A - 159), 372 – 378.

      2010
      • Journal Article
        Comparative Toxicity of Prymnesium parvum in Inland Waters
        [Brooks, BW, James, SV, Valenti, Jr., TW, Urena-Boeck, F, Serrano, C, Schwierzke, L, Mydlarz, LauraD, Grover, JP, Roelke, DL, ]. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 46(1), 45-62.
      • Journal Article
        Hemolysis, Fish Mortality, and LC-ESI -MS Fingerprinting of Cultured Crude and Fractionated Golden Alga (Prymnesium parvum)
        [Schug, KA, Skingel, TS, Spencer, SE, Serrano, C, Le, CQ, Schug, CA, Valenti, Jr., T, Brooks, BW, Mydlarz, LauraD, Grover, JP]. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 46(1), 33-44.
      • Journal Article
        Hemolytic toxicity and nutritional status of Prymnesium parvum during population growth
        [Skingel, TR, Spencer, SE, Le, CQ, Serrano, CA, Mydlarz, LauraD, Scarbrough, BJ, Schug, KA, , Scarbrough, BJ]. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.(61), 141 - 148.
      • Journal Article
        What are the physiological and immunological responses of coral to climate warming and disease?
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, McGinty, ES, Harvell, CD]. The Journal of Experimental Biology.(213), 934-945.

      2009
      • Journal Article
        Immune defenses of healthy, bleached and diseased Montastraea faveolata during a natural bleaching event
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Couch, ES, Weil, E, Smith, G, Harvell, CD]. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.(87), 67-78.

      2008
      • Journal Article
        Cellular Responses in Sea Fan Corals: Granular Amoebocytes React to Pathogen and Climate Stressors
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Holthouse, SF, Peters, EC, Harvell, CD]. PLoS One. 3(3), e1811.
      • Journal Article
        Evidence of an inflammatory-like response in non-normally pigmented tissues of two scleractinian corals.
        [Palmer, CV, Mydlarz, LauraD, Willis, B]. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society.(275), 2687–2693.
      • Journal Article
        Variation in measures of immunocompetence of sea fan coral, Gorgonia ventalina, in the Florida Keys
        [Couch, CS, Mydlarz, LauraD, Harvell, CD, Douglas, NL]. Marine Biology.(155), 281-292.

      2007
      • Journal Article
        Peroxidase Activity and Inducibility in the Sea Fan Coral Exposed to a Fungal Pathogen
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Harvell, CD]. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology. 146(1), 54-62.
      • Journal Article
        Within-host disease ecology in the sea fan Gorgonia ventalina: modeling the spatial immunodynamics of a coral-pathogen interaction
        [Ellner, SE, Jones, LE, Mydlarz, LauraD, Harvell, CD]. The American Naturalist. 170(6), E143-E161.

      2006
      • Journal Article
        An Inducible Release of Reactive Oxygen Radicals in Four Species of Gorgonian Corals
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Jacobs, RS]. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology. 39(2), 143-152.
      • Journal Article
        Domoic acid in phytoplankton and fish in San Diego, CA, USA
        [Busse, LB, Venrick, EL, Antrobus, R, Miller, PE, Vigilant, V, Silver, MW, Mengelt, C, Mydlarz, LauraD, Prezelin, BB]. Harmful Algae.(5), 91-101.
      • Journal Article
        Innate Immunity, Environmental Drivers and Disease Ecology of Marine and Freshwater Invertebrates
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Jones, LE, Harvell, CD]. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics.(37), 251-288.

      2004
      • Journal Article
        Comparison of an inducible oxidative burst in free-living and symbiotic dinoflagellates reveals properties of the pseudopterosins
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Jacobs, RS]. Phytochemistry. 65(24), 3231-3241.
      • Journal Article
        Identification of hydroxy fatty acids by liquid chromatography-atmospheric pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometry in Euglena gracilis
        [Santiago-Vazquez, L, Mydlarz, LauraD, Jacobs, RS, Pavlovich, JG]. Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences. 803(2), 233-236.

      2003
      • Journal Article
        Pseudopterosin biosynthesis in Symbiodinium sp., the dinoflagellate symbiont of Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae
        [Mydlarz, LauraD, Jacobs, RS, Bohnlein, J, Kerr, RG]. Chemistry and Biology. 10(11), 1051-1056.

      1999
      • Journal Article
        In Vivo and In Vitro investigations into the biosynthetic relatedness of the Pseudopterosins
        [Coleman, AC, Mydlarz, LauraD, Kerr, RG]. Organic Letters. 1(13), 2173-2175.

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        Method to selectively analyze the antibacterial compounds of natural products
        [Martin, Misty, Gurak, John, Bhawal, Sumit, Foss, FrankW, Mydlarz, LauraD, Schug, KevinA]. 251,

Presentations

    • February  2020
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Immunity to community: applying coral immune concepts to understanding reef declines", Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. (February , 2020).
    • February  2020
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Immunity to community: applying coral immune concepts to understanding reef declines", University of South Florida College of Marine Science, St. Petersburg, FL. . (February , 2020).
    • July  2019
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "POWER HOUR: Mentorship and Sponsorship: Opportunities and Challenges for Women". (July 23, 2019).
    • April  2019
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Immunity to community: applying coral immune concepts to understanding reef declines", McGill University, Montral, Quebec. (April , 2019).
    • April  2019
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Mentorship, sponsorship and curating your OWN successful career", McGill University , Montreal, Qu. (April , 2019).
    • January  2019
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Insights into coral disease and innate immune signaling using genomic and proteomic approaches.". (January 6, 2019).
    • January  2019
      Dimos, Bradford (Author & Presenter), Mydlarz, LauraD (Author), Pellegrino, Mark (Author), "Characterization of a novel mitochondria stress response in the coral Orbicella faveolata.". (January 4, 2019).
    • January  2019
      Ricci, Contessa (Author & Presenter), Chakrabarty , J (Author), Jinks, Lea (Author), Fuess, Lauren (Author), Mann, Whitney (Author), Mydlarz, LauraD, "Proteomic Characterization of Immune Responses and Post-infection Dynamics of Eunicea calyculata to late stage Eunicea Black Disease.". (January 4, 2019).
    • November  2018
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Coral ecology, coral disease and bleaching: What will coral reefs look like in the future?", Colege of Charleston, Charleston, SC. (November , 2018).
    • November  2018
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Immunity to community: applying coral immune concepts to understanding reef declines", National Institute of Standards , Charleston, SC. (November , 2018).
    • July  2017
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Immunity to Community: Linking Immune Responses in Corals to Ecological Outcomes", Hong Kong. (July 15, 2017).
    • March  2017
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Innate Immunity in Corals", Miami, FL. (March 30, 2017).
    • January  2017
      Mydlarz, LauraD, Fuess, LE, Pinzon, LE, Weil, JC, "Disease Resistant Corals Activate Autophagy over Apoptosis after an Immune Challenge", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA. (January 1, 2017).
    • January  2017
      Fuess, LE, Pinzon, JC, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD, "No free lunch: Implications of symbiotic relationships on the coral immune response via the transforming growth factor-beta signaling pathway", Florida. (January 1, 2017).
    • January  2017
      Fuess, LE, Mann, WT, Brinkhuis, V, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Octocorals demonstrate fitness tradeoffs associated with response to a disease outbreak", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA. (January 1, 2017).
    • January  2016
      Rivest, EB, Chen, CS, Hancock, JR, Mydlarz, LauraD, Hofmann, GE, "Antioxidant defense and acid-base regulation: Physiological tolerance and acclimatization to ocean acidification ad warming in Pocillopora damicornis", Honolulu, Hawaii. (January 1, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Fuess, LE, Pinzon, JC, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Comparison of immune phenotypes and changes in gene expression provides new insight into pathways of coral immunity", Portand, Or. (January 1, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Mydlarz, LauraD, Fuess, LD, Pinzon, JC, Weil, E, "Immunity to community: What can immune pathways tell us about disease patterns in corals? ", Honolulu, Hawaii. (January 1, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Fuess, LE, Pinzon, JC, Ricci, CA, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD, "No free lunch: Implications of symbiotic relationships on the coral immune response via the transforming growth factor-beta signaling pathway", Honolulu, Hawaii. (January 1, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Ricci, CA, Ledbetter, BE, Chowdhury, S, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Plasma membrane proteomic response of thermally stressed Symbiodinium: Implications for symbiosis breakdown during bleaching", 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii. (January 1, 2016).
    • January  2015
      Mann, WT, Brinkhuis, V, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Using transcriptomics to elucidate novel coral immune genes in the gorgonian coral, Eunicea calyculata", West Palm Beach, FL.. (January 1, 2015).
    • January  2014
      Mann, WT, Burge, CA, Lyles, J, Weil, E, Harvell, CD, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Interacting effects of environmental conditions and pathogen exposure on the Caribbean sea fan immune response", Jacksonville, FL. (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Pinzon, JH, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD, "RNAseq analysis elucidates early responses to infection in scleractinian corals", Raleigh, NC. (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Steffenson, MM, Shaikh, H, Mann, W, Beach, J, Mydlarz, LauraD, "The effect of food constraints on wolf spider (Tigrosa helluo) fitness", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX. (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Mydlarz, LauraD, , , "The effects of pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMP) on the gene expression of the Caribbean coral Orbicella faveolata", Jacksonville, FL. (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2013
      Pinzon, JH, Beach-Letendre, J, Cawthorne, A, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Phylogenetic signal in immunity and its relationship with disease ecology and the future of coral reefs", Lake, UT. (January 1, 2013).
    • January  2013
      McGinty, ES, McMahon, RF, Mydlarz, LauraD, "The effect of temperature on the growth rates and oxygen consumption of 6 cnidarian algal symbionts", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA. (January 1, 2013).
    • January  2013
      Pinzon, JH, Beach-Letendre, J, Cawthorne, A, Weil, E, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Why does immunity vary? Linking phylogenetics and life traits to immunity in reef-building corals", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA. (January 1, 2013).
    • January  2012
      McGinty, ES, McMahon, RF, Mydlarz, LauraD, "Temperature induced differences in oxygen consumption and growth rates of 6 Symbiodinium types", Cairns, Australia. (January 1, 2012).
    • January  2012
      Mydlarz, LauraD, Pinzon, J, Palmer, C, "Why do coral vary in disease susceptibility?", Cairns, Australia. (January 1, 2012).
    • January  2011
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "Temperature stress and pathogen pressure synergistically affect coral and zooxanthellae health. ", San Juan, Puerto Rico. (January 1, 2011).
    • January  2011
      Mydlarz, LauraD, "The use of service-learning pedagogy to facilitate K-12 outreach and to foster scientific inquiry in university students", San Juan, Puerto Rico. (January 1, 2011).
    • January  2010
      Burge, CA, Mann, WT, Mydlarz, LauraD, Weil, E, Harvell, CD, "In situ responses of a bleaching resilient coral species during the 2010 Caribbean bleaching event", Honolulu, Hawaii. (January 1, 2010).
    • January  2007
      Mydlarz, LauraD (Author & Presenter), Harvell, CD (Author & Presenter), "Ecological Immunity of corals under climate stress", San Jose, CA. (January 1, 2007).
    • January  2006
      Mydlarz, LauraD, Ward, JR, Harvell, CD, "The Dynamics of Immunocompetence and Climate Drivers in Coral Response to Disease", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Society-wide Symposium: Ecological Immunology: Recent Advances and Applications for Conservation and Public Health, Orlando, FL. (January 1, 2006).
    • January  Unknown
      Mann, WT, Burge, C, Mydlarz, LauraD, "The Effects of Climate Change on the Immunocompetence of the Caribbean Sea Fan Coral", Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA. (January 1).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Kelsey Beavers, (Biology)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Madison Emery, (Biology)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Bradford Dimos, (Biology)
    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Nicholas MackNight, (Biology)
    • Present
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Ra'Esha White, (Biology)
    • Aug 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Contessa Ricci, (Biology)
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Honors Thesis
      Kristen Orobitg, (Biology)
    • May 2019
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Caleb Butler, (Biology)
    • Dec 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Cynthia Ross, (Biology)
    • May 2018
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Lauren Fuess, (Biology)

Courses

      • BIOL 6391-021 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107863)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BIOL 6691-021 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BIOL 6699-021 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 107868)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BIOL 4393-021 HONORS PROJECT IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107758)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BIOL 5391-021 INDIVIDUAL PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107843)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BIOL 6691-021 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
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        (Course Id: 107867)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 3301-002 CELL PHYSIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107654)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4179-021 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107712)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4189-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107713)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4289-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5393-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4150-001 SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICAL BIOL
        (Course Id: 111315)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4379-021 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • BIOL 5693-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107858)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • BIOL 6691-021 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4379-021 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107754)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 4289-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5393-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107844)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 5101-003 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
        (Topic: Biology Colloquium | Course Id: 107770)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • BIOL 6691-021 ADVANCED RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107867)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 4179-021 DIRECTED STUDY
        (Course Id: 107712)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 4388-003 INSTRUC TECHNIQUES IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107755)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 4289-021 RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY
        (Course Id: 107718)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 4150-001 SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICAL BIOL
        (Course Id: 111315)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • BIOL 5101-003 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOLOGY
        (Topic: Current Topics | Course Id: 107770)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • May 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Fall 2020 COVID-19 Academic Planning Steering Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Undergraduate Curriculum committee
    • July 2019 to  Present Treasurer
      Womens Faculty and Staff Network
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Academy of Distiguished Teachers
    • Sept 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness Implementation Task Force
    • Aug 2018 to  Present Program Organizer
      Women in Science events
    • Jan 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      College of Science Scholarship Committee
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Associate Chair
      Biology
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Chair
      Biology Undergraduate Curriculum Committe
    • Sept 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
      College representative
    • Sept 2011 to  Present Committee Member
      Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers
      Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Science and Mathematics Teachers, recruit new cohort and evaluate applicants on a yearly basis.
    • May 2018 to  Jan 2020 Program Coordinator
      Student Success - Freshman Learning Communities
      Coordinator of Student Success UNIV 1131 offerings in Biology
    • May 2016 to  Jan 2020 Committee Member
      College of Science Student Success Committee
    • Sept 2015 to  Jan 2020 Committee Chair
      Biology Scholarship Committee
      Determine the undergraduate and graduate student scholarships and awards.
    • Jan 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

Service to the Profession

    • June 2017 to  Present
      Mentor and Coral expert (Roatan, Honduras)
      LSAMP Research
      Faculty chaperon and coral expert for Texas based LSAMP undergraduate research experience in Roatan, Honduras. Students from Midland Odessa College and UT El Paso.
    • Jan 2021 to  Jan 2023
      Program Officer for the Division of Disease Ecology and Eco-immunity
      Society Integrative and Comparative Biology
      Program officer for the Division of Disease Ecology and Eco-immunity
    • Oct 2019 to  July 2021
      Session Chair (Bremmen, Germany)
      International Coral Reef Symposium
      Proposed session titled " Is immunity the missing link for understanding coral health and conserving coral reefs? "
    • July 2019 to  July 2019
      Session Chair (Hong Kong,
      Gordon Research conference
    • Jan 2014 to  Apr 2019
      Editor, Associate Editor
      Marine Biology
      Topic editor for Springer Journal Marine Biology
    • Oct 2018 to  Jan 2019
      Session Organizer and Chair: The ‑omics of chemical interactions in simple extant animals (Tampa, FL,
      Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
      Meeting: The ‑omics of chemical interactions in simple extant animals ; Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2019

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Apr 2018 to  Apr 2018
      Volunteer (Dallas,
      EarthX and EarthXOcean
      Interactive exhibit on coral reefs and importance of healthy live coral reef ecosystems – approx. 1000 visitors to our booth
    • Past to  Feb 2018
      Guest Speaker (Dallas,
      Bite of Science
      Invited Speaker “Bite of Science” Teacher Enrichment Program run by the Center for Excellence in Science.
    • Past to  Oct 2017
      Volunteer (Arlington, TX, US)
      EcoFest Arlington 2016
      Interactive exhibit on coral reefs and importance of healthy live coral reef and freshwater ecosystems – approx. 450 visitors to our booth
    • Apr 2017 to  Apr 2017
      Volunteer
      Earth Day Texas 2017
      Interactive exhibit on coral reefs and importance of healthy live coral reef ecosystems – approx. 1200 visitors to our booth