Dr. Anne Goodwin

Professor, Biology

Anne Goodwin
(413) 662-5344
Center for Science & Innovation 208B


Ph.D., Harvard University, 2004

B.A., Albion College, 1995


Courses Taught

BIOL 101: Biology Seminar for Majors

BIOL 103: Nutrition for Health Living

BIOL 160: Intro to Biology II: Organisms

BIOL 250: Nutrition

BIOL 324: Marine Biology

BIOL 342: Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 343: Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 403: Applied Nutrition

BIOL 405: Animal Physiology

BIOL 424: Field Study in Marine Biology

BIOL 445: Pathophysiology

Research/Creative Interests

Sea anemones have symbiotic or mutualistic relationships with a variety of microorganisms that live within the anemone's tissues. The sea anemones can obtain nutrients from bacteria and single-celled organisms called dinoflagellates that photosynthesize or metabolize various chemicals found in seawater, and bacterial strains can also make antibiotics and other chemicals that protect the sea anemones from pathogens. Students in my lab are exploring the identities and functions of these symbiotic organisms in two sea anemones: Exaiptasia pallida and Diadumene lineata. Additional projects have focused on other aspects of anatomy and physiology of these sea anemones.


Bullard SG, MR Carman, RM Rocha, JA Dijkstra and AM Goodwin. 2011. Abundance and diversity of ascidians in the southern Gulf of Chiriquí, Pacific Panama. Aquatic Invasions 6: 381–390

Goodwin AM. 2007. Use of Renilla bioluminescence to illustrate nervous function. in Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, vol. 28 (MA O'Donnell, ed.) Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE), p. 183-192.

Talks and Presentations

George C. Hamaoui; Andrea Fachini; Ann C. Billetz; Anne M. Goodwin. Bacterial symbionts in the sea anemones Diadumene lineata and Exaiptasia pallida.   Benthic Ecology Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX, March 2018.

Goodwin A, Wiles G, Sumy D, Billetz A. Bacterial populations in the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Quebec, QC, Canada, March 2015.

Goodwin A, Piatczyk, N, Banta L. Friends, foes or bystanders? Bacterial populations in the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida. Benthic Ecology Meeting. Wilmington, NC, 2010.