Charles Nye is a MMI Graduate Fellow in the Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory. He graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) in 2018 with a BSc in Marine Science and a minor in Statistics. He began employment shortly thereafter at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) as a research assistant in the Biological Oceanography Group.
He is interested in incorporating eDNA metabarcoding methods to characterize cetacean habitats and ecology, finding intrigue in continued use of these strategies for wide-scale biomonitoring. Outside of academia, Charles produces scientific illustrations, writes science fiction, and plays several instruments with "okay" proficiency.