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FOREST ROHWER

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Forest Rohwer, Ph.D. San Diego State University

“Creating a Future for Coral Reefs (& Hopefully Everyone Else)” 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 
LECTURE | 7:00 P.M.  

For reasonable accommodations, email CAS RSVP

ABOUT THE EVENT

Dr. Rohwer will discuss anthropogenic stressors, including overfishing, nutrient additions, and climate change, cause changes in the viral and microbial communities that lead to coral diseases and global reef decline. This process is called microbialization. To counter microbialization, Dr. Rohwer and his team are building Coral Reef Arks, tools for preserving coral reef biodiversity and building new coral reefs.  

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Forest Rohwer

Dr. Forest Rohwer  

Forest  Rohwer is Professor of Biology at San Diego State University. 
  
Dr. Rohwer is a Fellow of the American Academy for Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). He led the development of viromics, which involves isolating and sequencing the RNA/DNA from all the viruses in a sample. From this data, it is possible to determine what types of viruses are present and what functions they are encoding.   
Dr. Rohwer uses viromics to study ecosystems ranging from the human body to coral reefs and has shown that most genomic diversity on the planet is viral.  
  
Dr. Rohwer has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, has won numerous national and international awards, and is listed as one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds. He has also published two books: Coral Reefs in the Microbial Seas and Life in Our Phage World

LOCATION

USF Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) 
USF Health in Water Street Tampa  
560 Channelside Drive  
Tampa, FL 33602 

MCOM Map

 

PARKING AND DIRECTIONS

PARKING TIPS

  1. Guest arrives at Cumberland Garage and will receive a ticket upon entry. Payment is required upon exit.

  2. Upon exit the guest must pay with a credit card. The guest has the option to pay at the walk-up terminals located near major stairways in the Cumberland Garage or the exit drive-up terminal.

  3. Upon exiting the Cumberland Garage, guest will insert the validated ticket into the payment machine at the exit point of the garage and will be prompted to pay parking costs. 

DIRECTIONS 

From the North

  • Take I-4 to Exit 1 (Port of Tampa/Ybor City) 
  • Go South on 21st Street
  • Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60
  • East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street
  • At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At the light, take a left onto Meridian Ave.
  • Take your first right at Raybon Court. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your right.   

From the South

  • I-75 North
  • Take Crosstown Expressway West (toward Tampa)
  • Take 22nd Street North Exit (Port of Tampa/Ybor City)
  • Go North on 22nd Street
  • Turn left on East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60
  • East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street
  • At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At the light, take a left onto Meridian Ave.
  • Take your first right at Raybon Court. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your right.   

From the East

  • I-4 West
  • Take Exit 1 (Port of Tampa/Ybor City)
  • Go South on 21st Street
  • Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60
  • East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street
  • At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At the light, take a left onto Meridian Ave.
  • Take your first right at Raybon Court. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your right.   

From the West/Tampa International Airport

  • I-275 North (stay in right lane)
  • Take I-4 East
  • Take Exit 1 (Port of Tampa/Ybor City)
  • Go South on 21st Street
  • Turn right on East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60
  • East Adamo Drive/Hwy 60 will turn into Channelside Drive/13th Street
  • At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Cumberland Ave.
  • At the light, take a left onto Meridian Ave.
  • Take your first right at Raybon Court. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your right.   

COVID-19 PROTOCOL 

We encourage all event attendees to stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or are not feeling well. We expect all attendees to follow all posted signs and placards in regards to face coverings and social distancing. 
 
Though some of the mitigation guidance has changed based on our evolving understanding of the virus, its transmission, vaccination effectiveness, etc., you should continue to follow any posted signs and placards relating to COVID-19 mitigation. 
 
For reasonable accommodations or other questions, please contact CAS RSVP.