Dr. Sarah W Davies received her B.Sc in Biology from the University of Victoria, her M.Sc in Marine Biology from the University of Calgary, and her Ph.D. in Ecology Evolution and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin. She then went on to be a postdoctoral researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and served as a Simons Foundation Fellow of the Life Sciences Research Foundation in 2016. She began as an Assistant Professor at Boston University in 2017 and is head of the Davies Marine Population Genomics lab. Research in her lab focuses on understanding how climate change affects symbioses using reef building corals and their symbiotic algaeas a model system. She has conducted research on corals reefs around the world, including Micronesia, French Polynesia, Australia, and throughout the Caribbean, however she has always maintained an active research program at the Flower Garden Banks (FGB) in the Gulf of Mexico.She has studied reefs at the FGB since 2006 and in 2018 she was named a National Academies of Sciences Gulf Research Program Early Career Fellow.