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Alan Verde is a Professor in the Corning School of Ocean Studies and he joined MMA in 2004. His research interests include both tropical and temperate algal-cnidarian (corals, anemones, jellyfish) endosymbiosis, both tropical and temperate sea cucumber physiology and ecology, anemonefish-anemone symbiosis, and temperate octopus biology and ecology.
Alan completed his Post-doctoral at Oregon State University, Ph.D. at Florida Institute of Technology, and both Master's and Bachelor's of Science at Walla Walla University, Washington.
As the Diving Safety Officer, Alan oversees all aspects of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences-sponsored scientific diving program at MMA.B.S., Walla Walla University