Vanessa Guerra is a visiting doctoral student in the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Center for Species Survival, which uses advances in fields such as reproductive biology, cryobiology and genomics to give endangered species a better chance of recovery. Vanessa studies genes that regulate reproductive success and isolation at the gametic level.
Guerra V, Haynes G, Byrne M, Yasuda N, Adachi S, Nakamura M, Nakachi S, Hart MW. Nonspecific expression of fertilization genes in the crown‐of‐thorns Acanthaster cf. solaris: Unexpected evidence of hermaphroditism in a coral reef predator. Molecular Ecology. 2020 Jan;29(2):363-79.