Principal Investigator
Dr. Ruth Gates
Post-Doctoral Researchers
Katie Barott, PhD
James Guest, PhD
John Burns, PhD
Graduate Students
PhD Candidate
Chris Wall
​PhD Candidate
Beth Lenz
PhD Student
Ariana Huffmyer
PhD Student
Shayle Matsuda
PhD Student
Mariana Souza
PhD Student
Carlo Caruso
PhD Student
Technical and Affiliated Researchers
Jen Davidson
Josh Hancock
Kira Hughes
Ouida Meier, PhD
Tehani Louis-Perkins
Dyson Chee
Ella Wilmot
Jessica Sevilla
Mariah Opalek
Ashley McGowan
Visiting Researchers
Dr. Jennifer Klenz
Senior Instructor
University of British Columbia
Gates Lab Alumni
Denise Yost, PhD
Former postdoc - Denise is now a Clinical Assistant Professor at Washington State University Pullman.
Ross Cunning, PhD
Hollie Putnam, PhD
Former postdoc - Hollie is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Steven Roberts at the University of Washington. She will soon begin an Assistant Professor position at the University of Rhode Island.
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 post-doc - Laura is currently working with Dr. Andrew Altieri in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute as a Beatriu de Pinós Fellowship Postdoc.
Former postdoc - Ross is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science at the University of Maimi, Florida. 
Michelle Phillips
Former postdoc - Michelle is currently a faculty member at Hawaii Community College.
Tom Oliver
Xavier Pochon
Michael Stat
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.
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.
Jackie Padilla-Gamino, PhD
Derek Smith
Leatitia Hedouin
Anderson Mayfield
Former PhD student - Jackie is an assistant professor at California State University Dominguez Hills.
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
Daniel Reineman
Marissa Hirst
Mackenzie Manning
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. 
Former MS student - Marissa is currently pursuing a PhD in microbiology at the University of California, Davis.
Past Interns
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
Colton Johnson, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Billy Ellis, Northeastern University