MSMS Alumni Weekend Panelist Spotlight: Joshua Lonthair

The kickoff event for MSMS Alumni Weekend 2019 is our MSMS Alumni Panel where alumni field questions from current MSMS students about careers, college, and life. Joshua Lonthair, Class of 2009, is one of our 2019 panelists. The Alumni Panel will speak on Friday, March 29th, at 3:00 PM in Shackelford Auditorium. Alumni are welcomed to attend.

After graduating from MSMS, Mr. Lonthair attended Miami University and majored in Marine Science and Biology. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Austin, Marine Science Institute. He has received multiple fellowships and awards from the National Science Foundation, The University of Texas at Austin, and various scientific professional societies. His fellowships have taken him to the corners of the earth with Advance Training Program for Antarctic Research Fellowship – NSF and the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship in Taiwan – NSF.

The question that drives his PhD investigations is how environmental changes alter animal physiology. He is currently studying the acid-base physiology of an estuarine teleost, red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), with broader interests in understanding how individuals to populations exhibit differences in plasticity and resilience to external changes in environment.

We’re thrilled that Mr. Lonthair was able to take time out of his academic investigations to join the MSMS Alumni Panel and share her experiences.