Get a behind-the-scenes look at how science takes on the challenges of the 21st century inside the Inventors in Residence Lab, located in the Knight Learning Center.

You can meet our inventors and observe their work daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Coral restoration with a focus on growing corals that are more resilient in warmer oceans, Dr. Andrew Baker and Dr. Rivah Winter

Meet the Inventors

Our coral team consists of Dr. Andrew Baker, an associate professor of marine biology and ecology at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, and Dr. Rivah Winter, a curator of aquarium content and marine science at Frost Science. They want to make corals more climate-change resilient by developing ways to keep more algal symbionts inside coral tissues in warmer water temperatures, maintaining the mutually beneficial relationship between the algae and corals that is necessary for coral survival. The team plans to use these methods to increase the heat tolerance of corals used for reef restoration, helping them survive as ocean temperatures rise.

The Inventors in Residence program was conceived by engineer and entrepreneur Dr. Ted Caplow and is being jointly developed by Caplow, Nathalie Manzano and Frost Science. Caplow is the founder of immersive science education pioneer New York Sun Works. 

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Inventors in Residence Lab - Level 5