Specialties: Economic Sensors, Harmful Algal Blooms, Marine Technology
Chris Scholin is a Center affiliated researcher and the President and CEO of MBARI. A Missouri native, he received a B.A. in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a M.A. in molecular biology and immunology from Duke University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MIT/WHOI) Joint Program in Biological Oceanography.
Dr. Scholin first came to MBARI as a postdoctoral fellow and in 1994 joined the staff as a scientist with a focus on development and application of molecular probes for detection of a variety of water borne microbes, in particular toxic and harmful algae. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Scholin served as Chair of MBARI’s Research Division from mid-2005 to early 2009. In addition to his role with the Center, he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. He maintains an active research program that focuses on development and application of instruments for collecting and analyzing microorganisms remotely in coastal, open ocean and deep sea environments.
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