Carly D. Kenkel

Expert in coral reef biology, climate change, evolution, ecology, genomics, symbiosis, and reef restoration.

Gablian Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences


  • Coral reef biology
  • Climate change
  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Genomics
  • Symbiosis
  • Reef restoration

Additional Information

  • Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The University of Texas at Austin, 8/2014
  • B.S. Marine Science, The State University of New York at Stony Brook, 5/2007
  • NSF International Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology, The Australian Institute of Marine Science, 2015-2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, The Australian Institute of Marine Science, 2014
  • USC Endowed Professorship, Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, 2017-
  • Sloan Research Fellowship Recipient, Ocean Sciences, 2019-
  • Fulbright Award, Research Fellowship, Thailand, 2007-2008
  • Council Member, International Coral Reef Society, 2019-2021


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