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Paul Sikkel

Paul Sikkel, PhD is a Research Professor at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Sciences in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology. His current research focus is on the ecology of host-parasite interactions in coral reef systems. Dr. Sikkel obtained his MSc and PhD from Oregon State University. His international research program includes sites and collaborators in the Caribbean, Philippines, Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean. His team is a strong supporter of the integration of the arts and sciences and collaborates regularly with artists and musicians world-wide to broaden the impact of their research. Paul’s work has appeared in multiple media outlets, including National Geographic (film and print), the BBC (including Blue Planet II), National Public Radio, and “Channel 1 News” (national news program for high school students). His diverse research team includes students from multiple countries and ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.


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