Patrick earned his B.S. in Genetics from the University of Georgia under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Arnold. Although his undergraduate research focused primarily on aging and the biological clock in fungi, he became interested in marine systems after a summer internship at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla. As a joint member of the Moore lab and Dr. Andy Allen’s lab, he is excited to explore natural products chemistry in microalgae using tools and techniques from both labs. Patrick is also a PADI Divemaster and is especially thrilled to bring his love of the ocean to the lab bench.