Kelsey Beavers

Research Fellow
Life Sciences Computing


Kelsey Beavers is a Research Fellow in the Life Sciences Computing group at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). She is primarily focused on assisting researchers across Texas to leverage TACC resources for their high-performance computing (HPC) needs. Kelsey is completing her Ph.D. in quantitative biology at the University of Texas at Arlington where she utilizes HPC to research the gene expression responses of endangered coral species to infectious diseases.

Selected Publications

Beavers, K. M., Van Buren, E. W., Rossin, A. M., Emery, M. A., Veglia, A. J., Karrick, C. E., MacKnight, N. J., Dimos, B. A., Meiling, S. S., Smith, T. B., Apprill, A., Muller, E. M., Holstein, D. M., Correa, A. M., Brandt, M. E., & Mydlarz, L. D. (2023). Stony coral tissue loss disease induces transcriptional signatures of in situ degradation of dysfunctional Symbiodiniaceae. Nature Communications, 14(1).

Traylor-Knowles, N., Baker, A. C., Beavers, K. M., Garg, N., Guyon, J. R., Hawthorn, A., MacKnight, N. J., Medina, M., Mydlarz, L. D., Peters, E. C., Stewart, J. M., Studivan, M. S., & Voss, J. D. (2022). Advances in coral immunity ‘omics in response to disease outbreaks. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9.

Veglia, A. J., Beavers, K., Van Buren, E. W., Meiling, S. S., Muller, E. M., Smith, T. B., Holstein, D. M., Apprill, A., Brandt, M. E., Mydlarz, L. D., & Correa, A. M. (2022). Alphaflexivirus genomes in stony coral tissue loss disease-affected, disease-exposed, and disease-unexposed coral colonies in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 11(2).

Areas of Research

  • Life Sciences Computing


  • International Coral Reef Society, member
  • The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, member