Joshua Lai

Joshua Lai filtering seawater for metagenomes aboard the R/V Kilo Moana

I’m a biological oceanographer interested in ecology and nutrient cycling. I previously researched euphausiids in Puget Sound scattering layers as part of my undergraduate thesis. Currently, I am focused on a Mary Gates Research Scholarship funded project of using bioinformatic methods to study the metabolic pathways of trimethylamine and trimethylamine N-oxide within an oxygen deficient zone. When I’m not stuck in a pandemic (is it over yet?), I also maintain cultures of cyanobacteria in the lab.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy dabbling in design, philosophy, and the obscure.