We use  integrative biology to study the evolution of immunity and regeneration. We focus on cnidarians (corals, sea anemones) to understand how their innate immune system evolved, and how it reacts to changes in their environment, such as those seen during El Niño events, or due to anthropogenic stressors such as pollution. We are also interested in the mechanisms of wound healing, and regeneration, and how these processes are affected by environmental shifts. We use techniques in cell biology, genomics, and biochemistry to answer these questions.