Biography

Luke Thomas is an ecological geneticist with a broad interest in all things marine conservation. Luke's current research utilizes a range of high-throughput sequencing approaches to better understand how marine populations will respond to rapid environmental change. With a background in population genetics and having worked on a variety of organisms from sponges to fish, Luke's research has taken him from California to Indonesia to New Zealand to Western Australia, and back to California. Currently he is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Palumbi Lab at Stanford University, where he is spearheading an NSF funded project looking at the recovery of reef-building corals to a bleaching event in the National Park of American Samoa.