Baruch College Press Room

Baruch College Offers Expertise on Biological Oceanography

GruberDavid Gruber, professor of biology, conducts extensive research on fluorescent proteins and bioluminescence in the ocean, particularly coral reefs. He has media experience as a popular science writer and as a scientific expert. He is available to comment on:

— The Intersection of Marine Biology and Medicine/Biomedical Research
— Undersea Exploration and Remotely Operated Vehicles
— Fluorescent Proteins
— Bioluminescence
— Marine Microbes
— Coral Reefs

Gruber has been a producer for WNYC Studio 360’s “Science and Creativity” series and he has written articles for The New Yorker, Nature Medicine and The Best American Science Writing 2007. A former tropical forester for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Gruber’s research utilizes Remote Operated Vehicles and extended-range SCUBA to examine marine natural products, fluorescent proteins and bioluminescence on coral reefs.

Gruber is the co-author of Aglow in the Dark: The Revolutionary Science of Biofluorescence (Harvard University Press, 2006), and he is currently co-producing a IMAX film on bioluminescence.

Dr. Gruber received master’s degrees in journalism from Columbia University and coastal environmental management from Duke University and a Ph. D. in biology oceanography from the Rutgers University Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences. He was a post-doc at Brown University Division of Biology and Medicine.

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