Thomas started working with the Phytoplankton Ecology department after completing an internship with the Ecotoxicology department at Mote. He is responsible for preparing and processing samples for photopigment analysis via HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography). In addition, he is responsible for conducting fieldwork in local bays and the Gulf of Mexico for Red Tide research.
B.S. Biology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.