Emilia “Maggie” Sogin
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
46-007 Lilipuna Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808-236-7493
Fax: 808-236-7443
Research Interests
My research interests revolve around the biology of endosymbiotic relationships. I am particularly interested in how different symbiotic partners contribute towards the health, maintenance and metabolism of the host. Currently, my Ph.D. research focuses on developing and utilizing metabolite-profiling tools to describe the biology of reef building corals and their algal partners.
B.Sc. in Biology, Brown University, 2009
Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2015
Sogin EM, Putnam HM, Anderson PE, RD Gates (2016) Metabolomic signatures of increases in temperature and ocean acidification from the reef-building coral, Pocillopora damicornis. Metabolomics 12: 1-12. 

Claar DC, Fabina NS, Putnam HM, Cunning R, Sogin E, Baum JK, Gates RD. (2015) Embracing complexity in coral-algal symbioses. In: Grube M, Muggia L, Seckbach J (eds) Algal Symbioses.
Sogin EM, Anderson P, Williams P, Chen C-S, Gates RD (2014) Application of 1H-NMR Metabolomic Profiling for Reef-
Building Corals. PLoS ONE 9(10): e111274. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111274
Yost DM, Wang LH, Fan TY, Chen CS, Lee RW, Sogin E and Gates RD (2013). Diversity in skeletal architecture
influences biological heterogeneity and Symbiodinium habitat in corals. Zoology 116(5): 262-269.
Allen JJ, Mäthger LM, Barbosa A, Buresch KC, Sogin E, Schwartz J, Chubb C, and Hanlon RT (2010)Cuttlefish dynamic camouflage: responses to substrate choice and integration of multiple visual cues. Proc Biol Sci 1684:1031-1039
*= Presentation speaker,  † = Invited speaker, § = Poster presentation
†Sogin EM, Putnam H and Gates RD  (2014) Variation in coral metabolite production after exposure to global climate change stressors is species specific. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI           
§Sogin EM, Anderson P, Williams P, Horgen FD and Gates RD (2013)  Betaine expression links to coral performance. EPSCoR State Wide Meeting, Knoxville, TN      
†Sogin EM and RD Gates (2013) Linking coral holobiont communities to metabolite production. Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research All Investigators Meeting, Santa Barbra, CA
†Sogin EM, Putnam H, Anderson PA, Gates RD (2013) Is exposure to global climate change stressors reflected in metabolite profiles of the coral Pocillopora damicornis? 38th annual Tester Symposium, Honolulu, HI
Sogin EM* Chen YH, Wang LH, Fan TY, Chen CS, Horgen DF, and Gates RD (2011) Using metabolomics 
to investigate implications of diversity in coral-Symbiodinium unions. 12th International Coral Reef 
Symposium, Cairns, Australia
Sogin EM* Chen T, Wang LH, Fan TY, Chen CS, Horgen DF, and Gates RD (2011) A metabolomic investigation      
of metabolic diversity in varying coral-Symbiodinium unions: a night and day comparison 37th Albert L.  
Tester Memorial Symposium. UH Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii
Sogin EM* Chen T, Wang LH, Fan TY, Chen CS, Horgen DF, and Gates RD (2011) Using metabolomic 
techniques to investigate metabolic implications of diversity in coral-Symbiodinium unions. Western     
Society of Naturalists 92th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, WA
Sogin EM* and Gates RD (2011) A metabolic comparison of coral-Symbiodinium unions after exposure to          
thermal stress. Taiwan-USA Bilateral Workshop on Coral Reef. Academia Sinica, Taiwan
§ Sogin E* and Gates RD (2010) A metabolomic comparison of function in specialist and generalist coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis. Hawaii EPSCoR Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI 
Cohen, A*, McCorkle, DC, Sogin, E, Pinard, M, and Krauss R (2010)  The impact of elevated CO2 on initial calcification by the bay scallop (Argopectin irradians) Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA
Cohen, A*, McCorkle, DC, Sogin, E, and Pinard, M (2010)  Impact of ocean acidification on survival and early shell development by the bay scallop Argopectin irradians.  World Aquaculture Society, San Diego, California, USA
Sogin, E* (2009) Impacts of Ocean Acidification on larval Bay Scallops.  Brown University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departmental Undergraduate Thesis Presentations, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
2015: Moderator for University of Hawaii at Manoa Undergraduate Showcase, Honolulu, HI
2013: Student-Scientist Virtual Communication with female high school students from St. Louis, MO 
2012: Volunteer, Testers Symposium, Honolulu, HI 
2012: Volunteer, Center for Ocean of Science Education and Excellence (Ocean Exposition), Honolulu, HI
2012: Volunteer, Regional Science Fair Judge, Honolulu, HI
2010: Zoology Department Graduate Student Representative, University of Hawaii at Manoa
2007: Guest Lecture for the Marine Biology Class (ages 10-12), Microbial Vertical  Zonation- creating a Winogradisky Column, Woods Hole Science School, Woods Hole, MA
2014 Rene Francolini, Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate
2013 Kelley Anderson, Marine Scientist Coordinator from American Samoa Community College
2012 Daniel K. Jennings-Kam, Native Hawaiian Undergraduate Student from University of Hawaii Hilo
Funding Sources
Dai Ho Chun
National Park Service, GMWGCC Fellowship
Marine Technological Society 
Sigma Xi Grants
UHM Graduate Student Union
Edmondson Foundation GIAR
NSF EAPSI Fellowship