From the field to the lab, let us know how we can help to make your research happenl!
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an astounding number of challenges for the scientific community. Scientists all over the world have been forced to cancel or postpone research that is crucial to their research (see Royal Society, “Science in Lockdown”).
The BMSC is committed to assisting researchers by collecting organisms and conducting field and lab research that would otherwise be impossible due to recent travel restrictions. Fortunately, BMSC’s highly qualified personnel and the ability to access to a diversity of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems provides alternative opportunities for researchers.
This week, the BMSC research team collected gamete and tissue samples from red sea urchins (Mesocentrotus franciscanus) for DNA analysis, for BMSC researcher, Dr. Don Levitan (Florida State University).