• California Conservation Genomics Program “Comparative biogeography of California kelp and their major consumer.” PI: Rachael Bay. Co-PI: M.N Dawson. Project pages: Community genomics & Comparative population genomics
  • California Conservation Genomics Program “The Marine Networks (MariNet) Consortium.” PI: M.N Dawson. Co-PI: Rachael Bay. Project pages: Community genomics & Comparative population genomics
  • California Earth Biogenome Project “Pacific blood star: Henricia leviuscula.” PI: M.N Dawson. One annotated reference genome. Project page: Life history
  • National Science Foundation – Division of Environmental Biology: Systematics and Biodiversity Science “RAPID: Discovering Global Diversity in Pelagic Symbioses (Vessels of Opportunity).” PI: M.N Dawson, DEB-2132455. Project page: Pelagic Symbioses
  • National Science Foundation – Biological Oceanography, “Collaborative Research: Selection and genetic succession in the intertidal – population genomics of Pisaster ochraceus during a wasting disease outbreak and its aftermath.” PI: M.N Dawson (OCE-1737381).  Co-PIs: I.A. Hewson (OCE-1737127), P.T. Raimondi (OCE-1737372), J.P. Wares (OCE-1737091). Project pages: Sea star wasting & Genomic autopsy
  • National Science Foundation – Integrative Organismal Systems: Integrative Ecological Physiology, “RAPID: Ecological Reversal of Evolutionary Trends During a Climate Anomaly: Plasticity, Adaptation, and Integration of Environmental Change into Genomic and Organismal Architectures.” PI: M.N Dawson. Co-PIs: J.M. Beman, P.L. Colin, H Stibor (IOS-1747821). Project page: Plasticity, accommodation, assimilation
  • Revive & Restore – Wild Genomes “Understanding the Sunflower Sea Star’s Genomic Risk, and Potential for Genetic Rescue, from Sea Star Wasting Disease: Applying Genomic Resources to Improve Captive Breeding and Ecosystem Restoration.” PI: M.N Dawson. Co-PI: Lauren M. Schiebelhut. Project pages: Evolutionary rescue & Sea star wasting
  • University of California President’s Research Catalyst Award, “Preservation of biodiversity through conservation genomics.” PI: R.K. Wayne. Co-PIs: R. Nielsen, J. Wall, B. Shapiro, M.N Dawson. Project page: Sea star wasting
  • Wellcome Sanger Institute: Aquatic Symbiosis Genomics Hub “Symbioses in 3D: Diversity and dynamics in pelagic symbioses across the tree of life.” PI: M.N Dawson. Co-PIs: Anne Thompson, Kelly Sutherland, Aki Ohdera. Project page: Pelagic Symbioses