Nikki Traylor-Knowles

Asst. Professor
Secondary Faculty in Biology

Locator Code:
VK

 
About

Assistant Professor, Department of Marine Biology and Ecology - Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Secondary Faculty in Biology

Secondary Faculty in the Department of Biology 

Nikki Traylor-Knowles is an Assistant of Marine Biology and Ecology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. She is a cell biologist that studies the evolution of immunity, wound healing, and regeneration. Her lab uses techniques from cell biology, genomics, microbiology, and molecular biology to study the cnidarian innate immune system and its interaction with climate change and other human induced stressors. She is interested in the application of these techniques to conservation efforts through the development of biomarkers.

Teaching and Mentoring

Dr. Traylor-Knowles teaches undergraduate courses in invertebrate zoology and marine biology.

Service at UM and Wider Scientific Community

Dr. Traylor-Knowles is a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She strives to promote diversity in marine science.

 

Career

Education

2003B.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University
2004M.Sc. Cellular and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University
2012Ph.D. Biology, Boston University

Honors & Acknowledgements

Honors & Acknowledgements

Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, Associate Membership, 2019
University of Miami, Provost Award 2018, 2019
National Academy of Science -Kavli Frontiers in Science Fellow, 2015-present
NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow,  2013 -15
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Award, 2013 -16

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow                               2013 - 2015
National Science Foundation: Total amount $170,000

Postdoctoral Enrichment Program Award                                       2013 - 2016
Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Total amount $60,000