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David Gruber

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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