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Karine Kleinhaus, Research Associate

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Dr. Kleinhaus first joined the IOCS team in Fall 2020 as a collaborator on our project to evaluate marine protected areas in China. In May 2020, she earned her Marine Conservation and Policy M.A. from Stony Brook University. She is a strong advocate for transnational cooperation in the study and conservation of the world's marine ecosystems, and focuses her research on reproduction and aging in the uniquely resilient corals of the northern Red Sea. 

Before becoming an Associate Professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University, Dr. Kleinhaus practiced medicine and worked as a senior executive at a publicly-traded biotechnology company.

 Outside of Stony Brook University and IOCS, she is a Visiting Scientist at the coral lab of Professor Maoz Fine at the InterUniversity Institute of Marine Sciences in Eilat, Israel. She has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories.

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