Eldon Ball

Group membership

Eldon Ball obtained his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and a PhD in Marine Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara. He came to Canberra to join the Department of Neurobiology as a Research Fellow in 1971 and has been a member of several different Departments and Groups since, as his research interests and the organization of the school have changed. Much of his research career has been spent studying arthropod sensory systems and development. His major current interest is the molecular basis of coral biology, including comparative genomics, development and stress responses.

Research interests

Eldon Ball and David Hayward use molecular tools to investigate many aspects of coral biology including comparative genomics, development, stress responses and calcification. Most of our projects are in collaboration with Professor David Miller and Dr Sylvain Forêt of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies in Townsville.

Recent grants

  • ARC Discovery Grant (DP 1095343) Miller DJ, Ball EE, Foret S, Bosch TC, Rohwer F, Thurber RV, Satoh N. 
  • 2010-2012 $400,000 The transcriptome, genome and metagenome of Acropora millepora: a model system for studying coral health and disease.