Emily Giles

Research Group Staff

MS Student at KAUST

Research Interests

Emily is responsible for the day to day operations of the Integrative Systems Biology Lab.  This includes maintaining a safe, organized, and functional environment for all researchers.  In addition, Emily has assisted with the Marine Genomics and Transcriptomics projects.  She is largely interested in how genetic diversity and functionality influence ecosystem dynamics.
Emily main project aims to create the first connectivity map for Red Sea sponges.

Selected Publications

Giles E C, Kamke J, Moitinho-Silva L, Taylor M, Hentschel U, Ravasi T, Schmitt S.  Bacterial community profiles in low microbial abundance sponges, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 01 August 2012.

Eaton WD, Giles E, Barry D. Microbial community indicators of soil development in Tropical Secondary Forests (Costa Rica).  Restoration Ecology Notes.  Sept 2010.

Matheny PB, Norvell LL, Giles EC. A common new species of Inocybe in the Pacific Northwest with a diagnostic PDAB reaction.  Mycologia.  6 Sept 2012.

Giles EC, Saenz-Agudelo P, Berumen M and Ravasi T.  Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers developed for a common reef sponge, Stylissa carteri. Marine Biodiversity, 15 Feb 2013.

Moitinho-Silva L, Bayer K, Cannistraci C, Giles EC, Ryu T, Seridi L, Ravai T, Hentschel U.  Specificity and transcriptional activity of microbiota associated with low and high microbial abundance sponges from the Red Sea. Molecular Ecology, 14 Feb 2013.


2006-2010 B.Sc. cum laude Biological Sciences, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville