DrewHarvellDrew Harvell is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University and Affiliate Faculty in School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. She received her PhD from University of Washington in 1985. Her research on host-pathogen interactions and the sustainability of marine ecosystems has taken her from the reefs of Mexico, Indonesia, and Hawaii to the Pacific Northwest. She leads an NSF Research Coordination Network on Ecology of Infectious Marine Disease. The current focus of Professor Harvell’s  laboratory group is on the ecology of host-pathogen interactions in a changing ocean.  A sub-theme of this work includes evaluating the impacts of a warming climate on marine ecosystems and she is a lead author on the US Climate Assessment for Oceans. Her analyses and papers have led to the now widespread acceptance that diseases are restructuring marine ecosystems, from  very climate-sensitive coral reef ecosystems to rocky temperate shores. Projects in her lab involve multi-disciplinary, cross-scale approaches, including field studies, remote sensing, genetic and transcriptomics, chemical analyses, and mathematical modeling. She is a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, a winner of the Society of American Naturalists Jasper Loftus-Hills Award, and a lead author of the oceans chapter in the U.S. Climate Change Assessment. Her writing appears in The New York Times, The Hill and in over 140 academic articles in journals such as Science, Nature, and Ecology. She recently published her first book, A Sea of Glass, this spring.