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Established By
Dr. Ruth Gates
March 28, 1962 - October 25, 2018
Gates Lab Management
To Continue the Research Vision of Dr. Gates
Crawford Drury, PhD
Principal Investigator
Coral Assisted Evolution &
NFWF Projects
Joshua Madin, PhD
Principal Investigator
UH Foundation &
Collaborative Projects
Kira Hughes, MS
Program Manager
All Gates Lab Projects &
Press, Interns, Outreach
Ouida Meier, PhD
Program Manager​​

Josh Hancock, MS
Lab Technician
All Research Projects & Infrastructure
Post-Doctoral Researchers
Eva Majerová, PhD
Ty Roach, PhD
Graduate Students
Shayle Matsuda
PhD Candidate
Mariana Souza
PhD Candidate
Carlo Caruso
PhD Candidate
Visiting Researchers
Lupita J. Ruiz-Jones, PhD
Teaching & Research Fellow
Stanford University
Andrew Barrows
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Chelsey Bryson, MS
TNC/American University/UH Hilo
Lou Guioneet
University of Hawaii
at Manoa
Sophia Rahnke
University of Hawaii
at Manoa
Chloe Moore
University of Hawaii
at Manoa
Erika Santoro
PhD Student
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Ninah Munk
University of Hawaii
at Manoa

Teagan Roome
University of Hawaii at Manoa​​
Christopher Noon
Assests High School
Valerie Kahkejian
Harvard College
Nick Yoshioka
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Joel Huckeba
Masters Student
University of Amsterdam
Gates Lab Alumni
Chris Wall, PhD
Former PhD Student. Chris is currently a postdoc at the Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Ariana Huffmyer, PhD
Former PhD student. Ariana is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rhode Island in the Putnam Lab.
Jen Davidson, MS
Beth Lenz, PhD
Former PhD student. Beth is currently working in Washington, DC as a NOAA Knauss Fellow in the House of Representatives - Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee
Former lab manager in the Gates Lab. Jen is now the HIMB Research Activities Manager.

Katie Barott, PhD
Former Postdoc - Katie is currently an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. 
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​​

John Burns, PhD

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

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.
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. 
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.
Hollie Putnam, PhD
Former Postdoc and PhD Student - Hollie is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Rhode Island.
Denise Yost, PhD
Former Postdoc - Denise is now a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University Pullman.
Xavier Pochon, PhD
Michael Stat, PhD
Jackie Padilla-Gamino, PhD
Michelle Phillips, PhD
Former Postdoc - Michelle is currently a faculty member at Hawaii Community College.
Tom Oliver, PhD
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 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.
Daniel Reineman
Thomas Krueger, PhD
Leatitia Hedouin
Derek Smith
Anderson Mayfield
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 MS Student - Dan is currently pursuing a PhD in the Emmet Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford. 
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 - Derek is currently a Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Ken Sebens at the University of Washington.
Former PhD Student -Anderson is currently a Living Oceans Foundation fellow.
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.
Past Interns
Jenna Dilworth, MS Student, University of Miami
Pansa Cecchini, Hawaii Pacific University
Megan Buras, Punahou High School 
Filip Blastik, The Charles University of Prague 
Janelle Lindstrom, University of California Santa Barbara
Nina Bean, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Kamal Kolipaka, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Gyasi Alexander, University of Rhode Island
Samantha Masca, University of Notre Dame
Luke Kukikawa, Middlebury College
Michelle Layfield, Saddleback College
Ashleigh Epps, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Fiona Carey, MS student, University of Gronigen
Dyson Chee, High School Student, Oahu
Christian Marin, Hawaii Pacific University
Christopher Suchocki, HIMB Facilities
Adam Helbig, Hawaii Pacific University
Paige Berroteran, Chaminade University & High School Chemistry Teacher
Rebecca Kitchen, Northeastern University
Casey Harris, University of Miami
Madeline Piscetta, University of Miami
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