Our Team

Leadership Team

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Dr. Terry Donaldson

Principal Investigator and Project Director

Professor of Ichthyology. EPSCoR Biorepository Lead. Former Director of Marine Laboratory. President-elect of the Western Association of Marine Laboratories.

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Janet T. Dirige

Associate Director and Project Administrator

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Dr. Bastian Bentlage

Co-Principal Investigator - Research

Associate Professor of Bioinformatics / EPSCoR Science Co-Lead for Genomes Research Objectives and Cyberinfrastructure

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Dr. Austin Shelton

Co-Principal Investigator - Education and Workforce Development

Assistant Professor, Extension & Outreach / Director, Center for Island Sustainability and UOG Sea Grant.

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Dr. Rachael Leon Guerrero

Co-Principal Investigator - Collaboratorium

Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs and Professor of Nutrition.

Administration Management Team

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Jordan Jugo

Project Associate - Tracking

Administration Management

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Annalyn Bansil

Financial Analyst II

Administration Management

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Glenn Meno

Grant Assistant II

Administration Management

Research Team

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Dr. David Combosch

Science Co-Lead Genomes - Population Genetics

Associate Professor of Population Genetics

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Dr. Sarah Lemer

Science Co-Lead Genomes - Genomics

Assistant Professor of Marine Invertebrate Genomics

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Dr. Tom Schils

Science Genomes - Phycology

Professor of Marine Biology / Phycology

Dr. Atsushi Fujimura

Science Genomes and Phenomes - Oceanography

Associate Professor of Oceanography

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Dr. Daniel P. Lindstrom

Science Genomes - Genetics

Associate Professor of Biology

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Dr. Héctor Torado-Matteo

Science Genomes - Genetics

EPSCoR Post Doctoral Researcher for Population Genetics

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Dr. Carlos Leiva Martinez

Science Genomes - Genomics

EPSCoR Post Doctoral Researcher for Marine Invertebrate Populations Genomics

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Dr. Laurie J. Raymundo

Science Co-Lead Phenomes - Reef Ecology

Interim Director Marine Laboratory | Professor of Marine Biology

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Dr. Jaeyong Choi

Science Phenomes - Statistics

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


Dr. Hyunju Oh

Science Phenomes - Modeling

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Dr. Leslie J. Camacho Aquino

Science Phenomes - Modeling

Associate Professor of Mathematics

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Dr. Gaurav Shimpi

Science Phenomes - Molecular Ecology

EPSCoR Post Doctoral Researcher for Molecular Ecology

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Ciemon Caballes, Ph.D.

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Senior Research Associate | Marine Ecophysiology

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Heloise Rouze, Ph.D.

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Senior Research Associate | Marine Microbiologist

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Ginger Carter

Science Genomes | Phenomes

Research Associate | Restoration Technician

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Nikko Galanto

Science Genomes

Research Associate I

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Colin Lock

Science Genomes - Ecology

Research Associate II

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Loreto Paulino

Lab Technician

Science Genomes / Phenomes - Research

Biorepository Team

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David Burdick


Biorepository Collections Manager

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Kelsie Ebeling-Whited


Research Associate II

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Dr. Christopher Lobban

Curator of Diatoms

Professor of Biology. Society of Emeritus Professors & Retired Scholars

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Ka'ohinani Kawahigashi


Research Associate II

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Diego Vaz, Ph.D.


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Robert Lasley, Ph.D.


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Lloyd Dionisio


Data Manager


Kyla Tuazon


Research Assistant

Science Communication Team

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Kyle Mandapat

Assistant Director of Communications

EPSCoR | Sea Grant | Center for Island Sustainability | Guam Green Growth

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Amanda Dedicatoria

Science Communicator

EPSCoR | Guam Green Growth

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Louella Losinio

Science Communicator

EPSCoR | Sea Grant | Center for Island Sustainability | Guam Green Growth

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Vince Su'e

Assistant Science Communicator

EPSCoR | Sea Grant | Center for Island Sustainability | Guam Green Growth


Marissa Villaverde

Extension Associate / Web Specialist


Education and Workforce Development Team (EWD)

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Dr. Fred R. Schumann

Researcher / Circular Economy

Professor of Global Resources Management

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Dr. Cheryl R. Sangueza

Student Program Coordinator

Associate Professor of Education

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Emily Wendte

Project Associate / Workforce Development

Education Workforce & Development

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Abby Crain

G3 Circular Economy Education Coordinator

Education Workforce & Development

Cyberinfrastructure Team

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Hark Galarion

Computing Facilitator



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Robert Underwood

Advisor/Co-Chair, EPSCoR Science & Technology Steering Committee

Former Delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, and was the president of the University of Guam from 2008 to 2018.

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