Gerardo Chin-Leo teaches undergraduate and graduate students, primarily in the area of marine science. He was named a National Academies Education Fellow for 2012–13. His research interests include marine microbiology, the ecology of phytoplankton with a focus on harmful algal blooms, and the ecology of bacteria as they relate to marine food webs and in anoxic environments. He earned a Ph.D in biological oceanography at the University of Delaware, where he also completed an M.S. in marine studies. He also earned a B.A. in biology from Reed College.
B.A., Biology, Reed College, 1982; M.S., Marine Studies, University of Delaware, Lewes, 1985; Ph.D., Biological Oceanography, University of Delaware, Lewes, 1988.