Walton Center for Planetary Health 777 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Mail code: 1604
Liza M. Roger is an Assistant Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University affiliated with the School of Ocean Futures. She has an associate’s degree from the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (France), a B.Sc. Hon. in Marine Biology and Natural Resources Management, and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Geochemistry from the University of Western Australia. She did a postdoc in Dr. Nastassja Lewinski’s Sustainable Nanotechnologies Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University (USA).
Her research focuses on the impacts of environmental change on marine organisms involved in symbiotic relationship with microscopic algae (corals, mollusks, anemones, jellyfish) from a wide range of marine ecosystems. Her multidisciplinary approach to research stems from her professional and scientific experience. Her efforts have been concentrated on developing coral in vitro methodologies to unlock the next level of coral research.
Before obtaining her Ph.D., she worked for the Australian Institute of Marine Science where she collaborated on a variety of reef-based projects, from biological and physical oceanography to benthic ecology. She also has experience as a cetacean naturalist (Iceland) and a scuba diving instructor (Mediterranean Sea and SE Asia).
Ph.D. University of Western Australia, Australia (2017)
B.SC. with Hon. University of Western Australia, Australia (2011)
Associate’s Degree, the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France (2006)
Reich, H., Roger, L. M., Camp, E. F., Putnam, H. M. (2022) Trace metals are critical to the nutritional economy of the coral holobiont. 2023. Biological Reviews 98.2: 623-642
Roger, L. M., Lewinski, N. A. (2022) Evaluation of fluorescence-based viability stains in cells dissociated from scleractinian corals Pocillopora damicornis. Scientific Reports, 12(15297)
Roger, L. M., Reyes-Bermudez, A., Traylor-Knowles, N. (2022) The Cnidarian Cell Culture Consortium. Reef Encounter, (51) p71
Roger, L. M., Klein-Seetharaman, J., Klein, C. (2022) When Art Meets Coral Research: the tandem humans-corals competition exhibition. Reef Encounters, (51) p16
Roger, L. M., et al (2022) Engineered nanoceria alleviates thermally induced oxidative stress in free-living Breviolum minutum (Symbiodiniaceae, formerly Clade B). Frontiers in Marine Science. p1435. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.960173
Li, S., Roger, L. M., Lewinski, N., Klein-Seetharaman, J., Putnam, H. M., Yang, J. (2022) Spatiotemporal dynamics of coral polyps on a fluidic platform. Physical Review Applied, 18 (024078).
Li, S., Roger, L.M., Kumar, L., Lewinski, N., Klein-Seetharaman, J., Putnam, H. M., Yang, J. (2021). Coral bleaching and tissue loss dynamics captured through the high frequency imagery. Manuscript submitted for publication with Scientific Reports
Jasbi, P., Shivana, M., Visgaudis, W., Kumar, L., Olaosebikan, M., Roger, L., Seldzieski, S., Yang, J., Lewinski, N., Singh, R., Daniels, N., Cowen, L., Klein-Seetharaman, J. (2021). Insulin signaling and pharmacology in Humans and Corals. Manuscript submitted for publication with the British Journal of Pharmacology
Li, S., Roger, L. M., Kumar, L., Lewinski, N., Klein, J., Gagnon, A., ... & Yang, J. (2021). Digital image processing to detect subtle motion in stony coral.Scientific Reports, 11(7722). https://doi.otg/10.1038/s41598-021-85800-7
Roger, L. M., et al (2021). Applying model approaches in non-model systems: a review and case study on coral cell culture. PloS one, 16(4), e248953
Roger, L. M., et al (2020) Coral microbioreactors for model validation. F1000Research 2020, 9:1396 (poster) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1118398.1)
Kumar L., Lyn-Goin M., Olaosebikan M., Roger L. M., Reich H., Putnam H., Leinski N., Singh R., Daniels N., Cowen L., Klein-Seetharaman J. (2020) Toll-Like receptor signaling in Pocillopora damicornis [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2020 9:1411 (poster) (https://doi.org/10.7490/f1000research.1118411.1)
Roger, L. M., et al (2018). Geochemical and Crystallographic Study of Turbo torquatus (Mollusca: Gastropoda) From Southwestern Australia. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
Roger, L. M., et al (2017). Geochemical and microstructural characterisation of two species of cool- water bivalves (Fulvia tenuicostata and Soletellina biradiata) from Western Australia, Biogeosciences. doi:10.5194/bg-14-1721-20172.
Roger, L. M., et al (2012). Comparison of the shell structure of two tropical Thecosomata (Creseis acicula and Diacavolinia longirostris) from 1963 to 2009: potential implications of declining aragonite saturation. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil, 69(3), 465-474.