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Established By
Dr. Ruth Gates
March 28, 1962 - October 25, 2018
Post-Doctoral Researchers
Eva Majerová, PhD
Crawford Drury, PhD
Ty Roach, PhD
Graduate Students
Chris Wall
​PhD Candidate
Beth Lenz
PhD Candidate
Ariana Huffmyer
PhD Candidate
Shayle Matsuda
PhD Candidate
Mariana Souza
PhD Student
Carlo Caruso
PhD Student
Staff - Technical Researchers
Jen Davidson, MS
Josh Hancock, MS
Kira Hughes, MS
Ouida Meier, PhD
Lab Manager

Lab Technician

Project Manager
Coral Assisted Evolution

Program Manager

Mariah Opalek
Nina Bean
Dyson Chee
Ashleigh Epps
Casey Harris
Rebecca Kitchen
Christian Marin
Pansa Cecchini
Christopher Suchocki
Madeline Piscetta
Adam Helbig
Paige Berroteran

Gates Lab Alumni
John Burns, PhD
Former PhD Student and Postdoc - John is currently an Assistant Professor of Data Science in Marine Science at UH Hilo

James Guest, PhD

Former Postdoc - James is currently an ERC Research Fellow at Newcastle University upon Tyne

Raphael Ritson-Williams, PhD

Former PhD Student - Raphael is currently a postdoc at the California Academy of Sciences​​

Katie Barott, PhD
Former Postdoc - Katie is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Hollie Putnam, PhD
Former Postdoc and PhD Student - Hollie is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island.
Ross Cunning, PhD
Former Postdoc - Ross is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Maimi, Florida. 
Maggie Sogin, PhD
Former PhD Student - Maggie is currently a postdoc in the lab of Nicole Dubilier at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany.
Laura Nunez-Pons, PhD
Former Postdoc - Laura is currently working with Dr. Andrew Altieri in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute as a Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship Postdoc.
Denise Yost, PhD
Former Postdoc - Denise is now a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University Pullman.
Michelle Phillips, PhD
Former Postdoc - Michelle is currently a faculty member at Hawaii Community College.
Tom Oliver, PhD
Xavier Pochon, PhD
Michael Stat, PhD
Former Postdoc - Xavier is currently a team leader of the Environmental Technologies Group at the Cawthron Institute, New Zealand.
Former Postdoc - Michael is currently Research Fellow in the Department of Environment and Agriculture at Curtin University.
Former Postdoc - Tom is currently the Ocean and Climate Change Team Lead in the Coral Reef Ecosystems Division of the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research at NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.
Jackie Padilla-Gamino, PhD
Derek Smith
Leatitia Hedouin
Anderson Mayfield
Former PhD Student - Jackie is an Assistant Professor in the School of Aquatic and Fishery
Sciences at the University of Washington. Her lab focuses on marine ecophysiology and reproduction.
Former MS Student - Derek is currently a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Ken Sebens at the University of Washington.
Former Postdoc - Laetitia is currently a Researcher with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), working in Perpignon, France and Moorea, French Polynesia.
Former PhD Student - Anderson is currently a Living Oceans Foundation fellow.
Thomas Krueger, PhD
Daniel Reineman
Marissa Hirst
Mackenzie Manning
Former MS Student - Marissa is currently pursuing a PhD in microbiology at the University of California, Davis.
Former MS Student - Mackenzie is currently a faculty member in the Math and Science Department at the Kapiolani Community College.
Former MS Student
(Marine Biology, University of Bremen; co-advised by Prof. Kai Bischof and Ruth Gates) - Thomas was awarded his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and is now working as a postdoc at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Former MS Student - Dan is currently pursuing a PhD in the Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford. 
Past Interns
Katie Burns, Bryn Mawr College
Brenna Carroll, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Joelle Marchiani, Hawaii Pacific University
Olivia Roorbach MS, James Cook University
Dennis Conetta, Northeastern University
Kevin Nolan, California Polytechnic State University
Peter VanderBloomer, California Polytechnic State University
Katrina McPherson, University of York
Katie Allen, University of York
Shayne Fabian, Cal Poly Pomona
Ella Wilmot, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Colton Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kelsey Johnson-Sapp, Duke University
Mario Kaluhiokalani, Humboldt State University
Caroline Hobbs, Yale University
Jessica Sevilla, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Brooke Chandler, 6th Grade Teacher, Massachusetts
Kelly Wyrick, University of Kentucky
Griffin Hoins, University of Washington
Teegan Innis, Northeastern University
Eveline Van Der Steeg, University of York
George Davies, University of Plymouth
Ellie Vaughan, University of Plymouth
Alexandra Wen, Duke University
Claire Hogan, University of Richmond
Billy Ellis, Northeastern University
Tehani Louis-Perkins, Whitman College
​Ashley McGowan, University of Hawaii at Manoa