Hollings Marine Laboratory
Office 208, Laboratory C108
331 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
Ph.D., 1984, Medical University of South Carolina
Research emphasis: The application of biomedical concepts and technologies to understand how stressors affect coral health and use this information to design early-warning indicators of conditions posing risks to coral health and fitness
Current research projects:
- development of bioindicators for assessing marine organismal health
- assessing coral health using novel molecular diagnostics system
- coral health and disease: host, pathogen interactions and the influence of environmental factors on disease susceptibility
- Craig A. Downs, John E. Fauth, Charles E. Robinson, Richard Curry, Brenda Lanzendorf, John C. Halas, Judith Halas, and Cheryl M. Woodley. 2005 Cellular Diagnostics and Coral Health: Declining Coral Health in the Florida Keys. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 51:558-569.
- Craig A. Downs, Aaron G. Downs, Robert B. Jonas, Kay Briggs, Tom Capo, and Cheryl M. Woodley. 2005. “IMCOMP-P: an assay for coral immuno-competence” In: Techniques in Aquatic Toxicology Vol. II. Ed. G.K. Ostrander. CRC Press, Boca Raton. Pp 301-313.
- Cheryl M. Woodley, Andrew W. Bruckner, Sylvia B. Galloway, Shawn M. McLaughlin, Craig A. Downs, John E. Fauth, Emmett B. Shotts and Kristy L. Lidi. 2003. Coral Disease and Health: A National Research Plan. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD. 72pp.
- John E. Fauth , Craig A. Downs, John C. Halas, Philip Dustan and Cheryl M. Woodley. Mid-range prediction of coral bleaching: a molecular diagnostic system approach. In N. Valette-Silver and D. Scavia, 2003 (Editors). Ecological Forecasting: New Tools for Coastal and Ecosystem Management. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 1. 116pp.
- M. Katherine Moore, John A. Bemiss, Susan M. Rice, Joseph M. Quattro, Cheryl M. Woodley. “Use of Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms to Identify Sea Turtle Eggs and Cooked Meats to Species”, Conservation Genetics 4:95-103 (2003).