Front row: Allison Dedrick, Zoë Kitchel, René Clark, Lisa McManus
Back Row: Joyce Ong, Jennifer Hoey, Dan Forrest, Michelle Stuart, Jude Kong, Malin Pinsky


Malin L. Pinsky (he/him)

Associate Professor
ENR 130
(848) 932-8242
malin.pinsky (at) rutgers (dot) edu
Google Scholar

Dan Forrest (he/him)

Data Science Technician
ENR 136A
daniel.forrest (at) rutgers (dot) edu



Brendan Reid (he/him)

Postdoctoral Associate
ENR 136A
nerdbrained (at) gmail (dot) com

Alexa Fredston (she/her)

Postdoctoral Associate
ENR 136A
fredston (at) rutgers (dot) edu


Graduate Students

Jaelyn Bos  (she/her)

Ph.D. student, Ecology & Evolution
ENR 136A
jtb188 (at) sebs.rutgers (dot) edu

Kyra Fitz (she/her)

Ph.D. student, Ecology & Evolution
ENR 136A
kyra.fitz (at) rutgers (dot) edu


Jeewantha Bandara

M.S. student, Ecology & Evolution
ENR 136A
jeewantha.bandara (at) rutgers (dot) edu

Katrina Catalano (she/her)


Ph.D. candidate, Ecology & Evolution
ENR 136A
kat.catalano (at) rutgers (dot) edu


Rene Clark (she/her)

Ph.D. candidate, Ecology & Evolution
ENR 136A
rclark848 (at) gmail (dot) com


Zoë Kitchel (she/her)

Ph.D. candidate, Ecology & Evolution
ENR 136A
zoe.kitchel (at) rutgers (dot) edu


Hannah Burke

Undergraduate in Music, Biomathematics, and the Honors College

Marial Malabag

Undergraduate in Biology

Connor Meenan

Undergraduate in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

Guest Lab Members

  • Jordan Holtswarth, NSF REU from U. Missouri, Summer 2016
  • Tim Dencker, PhD Student from Technical University of Denmark’s National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU-Aqua), Spring 2018
  • Amaia Astarloa Diaz, PhD student from AZTI Foundation in Pasaia, Spain and the University of Basque Country, Spring 2019
  • Rondi Nordal, NSF REU from Western Washington University, Summer 2019
  • Cassiel Padilla-Duran, Rutgers RISE from University of Puerto Rico, Summer 2019
  • Anthony Snead – RCN for Evolution in Changing Seas Program from University of Alabama, Fall 2020-present

Lab Alumni – Postdocs

  • Adrian Stier, Postdoctoral Associate (co-advised with Daniel Schindler) (2016). Currently: Assistant Professor at University of California – Santa Barbara.
  • Ryan Batt, Postdoctoral Associate (2014-2017). Currently: Data Engineer, Vanguard.
  • Sarah Gignoux-Wolfsohn, Postdoctoral Associate (2016-2018). Currently: Postdoc, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Emily Moberg, Postdoctoral Associate (2016-2018). Currently: Staff Scientist, World Wildlife Fund.
  • Tim Walsworth, Postdoctoral Associate (co-advised with Daniel Schindler) (2016-2018). Currently: Assistant Professor, Utah State University.
  • James Morley, Postdoctoral Associate (2014-2018). Currently: Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
  • Allison Dedrick, Postdoctoral Associate (2017-2019). Currently: Postdoc, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions
  • Becca Selden, Postdoctoral Associate (2015-2019). Currently: Assistant Professor, Wellesley College
  • Jude Kong, Postdoctoral Associate (2019). Currently: Assistant Professor at York University in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Lisa McManus, Postdoctoral Associate (2017-2020). Currently: Assistant Research Professor at the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology (University of Hawai’i-Manoa)
  • Ed Tekwa, Postdoctoral Associate (2016-2020). Currently: Hakai Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
  • Joyce Ong, Postdoctoral Associate (2017-2020). Currently: Assistant Professor,
    The Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Lab Alumni – Graduate Students

Lab Alumni – Staff

  • Michelle Stuart, Lab Manager (2014-2020). Currently: Application Developer in the Office of Research Analytics, Rutgers University.
  • Mario Hernandez, B.S. Biological Sciences, lab technician (2014-2016). Currently: Ph.D. student at Louisiana State University.

Lab  Alumni – Undergraduates

  • Evan Kwityn, B.S. Marine Biology (2013)
  • Afiqah Mizan, B.S. Biotechnology (2014)
  • Rachel Berman, B.S. Biological Sciences and Chemistry (2015)
  • Michael Weiss, B.S. Biological Sciences and Economics (2015-2016)
  • Julianne McLaughlin, B.S. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (2015)
  • Enmanuel Lomba, B.S. Biological Sciences and German (2016).
  • Sarah Picon, B.S. Microbiology (2014-2016).
  • Kalisse Horne, B.S. Animal Sciences, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program (2017-2018).
  • Michael Dilorenzo, B.S. Marine Science (2017-2018).
  • Cathrin Cruze, B.S. in Ecology, Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program (2019).
  • Anthony Darrow, B.S. in Ecology (2019)
  • Marhuma Zaman, B.S. in Biology (2018-2019)
  • Nolan Fehon, B.S. in Marine Science (2018-2019)
  • Adam Yawdoszyn, B.S. in Ecology & the Honors College (2018-2019)
  • Adriana Chumacero, B.S. in Ecology (2019-2020)
  • Hailey Conrad, B.S. in Marine Science, Ecology & the Honors College (2019-2020)
  • Greg Master, B.S. in Biotechnology & the Honors College (2019-2020)
  • Ria Kobernuss, B.S. in Ecology (2019-2020)
  • Hannah Burke, B.S. in Music, Biomathematics & the Honors College (2019-2020)

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