Workshop Schedule 2022

ABSTRACTS

Thursday May 19

9:00 – 9:10                  Welcoming Remarks

9:15 – 10:00                Plenary 1: Cassiopea xamachana: The making of a star!

                                    Cheryl Lewis-Ames – Tohoku University / Smithsonian NMNH

10:05 – 10:25              Fluid dynamics of a nematocyst firing and ejection

                                    Addie Harrison – University of Arizona

10:30 – 10:45               Break

10:45 – 11:05               Cassiopea as a model to study acclimation and adaptation to global change                                     Marie Strader – Auburn University

11:10 – 11:30             Cassiopea sp. exhibit plastic responses to temperature change

                                    Megan Maloney – Auburn University

11:35 – 11:55               Comparing Heat and Cold Stress in Exaiptasia diaphana

                                    Louis Schlecker – Smith College

11:55 – 13:15           Break

13:20 – 13:40                Cassiopea xamachana hosts confer some protective effect to thermosensitive   symbionts

                                    Caroline Link – New College of Florida

13:45 – 14:05               Symbiotic state modulates interactive stress response in a cnidarian-algal holobiont

                                    Rachel Wright – Smith College

14:10 – 14:30               Assessing the relationship between symbiont identity and host health in the Cassiopea xamachana holobiont

                                    Victoria Sharp – Pennsylvania State University

Friday May 20

9:00 – 9:20                  Variation in flow through the oral arms of Cassiopea

                              Christina Hamlet – Bucknell College

9:25 – 9:45                   Oxygen removal around pulsing soft corals

                              Matea Santiago – University of Arizona

9:50 – 10:10                 A scientometrics review of the genus Cassiopea

                                    Natalia Lopez Figueroa – University of South Florida

10:15 – 10:30               Break

10:30 – 10:50              Using the Red Sea upside-down jellyfish Cassioepa to study cnidarian-Symbiodiniaceae symbiosis

                                    Shiou-Han Hung – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

10:55 – 11:15               Clock enigma in the sea-anemome Nematostella vectensis

                                    Raphaël Aguillon – Bar Ilan University

11:20 – 11:40               How sleep deprivation impacts Cassiopea’s neural network

                                    Michael Abrams – University of California – Berkeley

11:45 – 13:15               Break

13:20 – 13:40             A novel RNAi method to study sleep mechanisms in Cassiopea

                                    Diana Francis – University of California – Berkeley

13:45 – 14:05              Mechanisms regulating circadian and sleep behavior in the upside-down jellyfish of Cassiopea andromeda

                                    Amir Harduf – Bar Ilan University

14:10 – 14:30 Chemical screening reveals pathways involved in bleaching in cnidarians

                                    Justin Darymple – Florida International University

14:35 – 15:20             Plenary 2: Sleep, DNA damage and repair

                                    Lior Applebaum – Bar Ilan University

Saturday May 21

9:00 – 9:20                  First-time record of wild ephyrae of Cassiopea spp. with complementary notes to the early life-history traits

                              Ranjith Lakshmanan – Indian Council of Agricultural Research – Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute

9:25 – 9:45                   Two Cassiopea species coexist in Florida Keys shallow waters

                              Kaden Muffet – Texas A&M – Galveston

9:50 – 10:10                 Field experiment on the settlement of the upside-down jellyfish (Genus Cassiopea) in a restored salt pond at Jobos Bay National Estuarine Reserve (JBNERR), Puerto Rico

                                    Natalia Lopez Figueroa – University of South Florida

10:15 – 10:50               Break

10:55 – 11:15               Tradeoffs between symbiosis and immunocompetency in Cassiopea sp. polyps following bacterial infection

                                    Madison Emery – University of Texas – Arlington

11:20 – 12:05              Plenary 3: Does Cassiopea Act as an Ecosystem Engineer in Mangrove Habitats? 

                                    Brad Gemmell – University of South Florida