Andrea M. Quattrini

Andrea is a Research Zoologist and Curator of Corals at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Andrea investigates the factors that generate biodiversity in the marine environment, particularly in the deep sea. She has been studying deep-sea coral communities, including those off the southeastern U.S and in the Caribbean, for two decades and has participated in numerous research expeditions with submersibles and remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs).