Marine biologist, ocean explorer, professor

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Marine biologist, ocean explorer, and professor David Gruber searches the undersea world for bioluminescent and biofluorescent marine animals. Gruber's discoveries are providing a wealth of new insights into a secret "language" of shining colors and patterns that help many marine creatures communicate, interact, and avoid enemies. He and his collaborators have illuminated and discovered novel fluorescent molecules from marine animals and are searching for connections between glowing sea life and the ability to visualize the inner workings of human cells.

Presidential Professor
Biology and Environmental Science
Baruch College
City University of New York
Ph.D. Program in Biology
The CUNY Graduate Center

Radcliffe Fellow (2017-2018)
Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Research Associate
American Museum of Natural History
Invertebrate Zoology/Sackler Institute of Comparative Genomics

Adjunct Fellow
J.B. Pierce Laboratory, Yale School of Medicine

Scientist in Residence
Mystic Aquarium

Molecular Biology
Brown University, Division of Biology and Medicine 

Biological Oceanography
Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Journalism, Columbia University  

Coastal Environmental Management, Duke University