Coral Health & Disease

Cody Engelsma

Cody Engelsma

Coral Gene Bank Staff Biologist

Cody Engelsma is a staff biologist at the International Coral Gene Bank. He started working in the Coral Restoration Program in 2019 and later transitioned to the Coral Gene Bank in 2021. His position is to support the daily operations of the Coral Gene bank as well as the coral sexual propagation activities, which include assisting with coral spawning, coral sperm cryopreservation, fertilization, larval settlement, and finally the rearing of the coral recruits.


Bachelors degree in Biology, Palm Beach Atlantic University, 2018


Koch HR, Matthews B*, Leto C, Engelsma C and Bartels E (2022) Assisted sexual reproduction of Acropora cervicornis for active restoration on Florida’s Coral Reef. Front. Mar. Sci. 9:959520. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.959520