Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Christopher A. Scholin, President and CEO
Curriculum Vitae


University of Missouri, Columbia, Department of Forestry and Wildlife

B.A. in Biology with Highest Honors from University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A. in Molecular Biology and Immunology from Duke University

Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program

Professional Work Experience

  • 1986–1987, University of South Carolina, Columbia, Research Assistant Professor
  • 1992-1994, Postdoctoral Fellow Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
  • 1994–1997, MBARI, Assistant Scientist I
  • 1997–2001, MBARI, Associate Scientist II
  • 2001–2006, MBARI, Associate Scientist III
  • 2005–2009, Chair, MBARI Research Division
  • 2006–present, MBARI, Senior Scientist IV
  • Current, MBARI President and Chief Executive Officer

Current Committee Service

  • Center for Ocean Solutions Management Committee
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation Board of Trustees


Last updated: Dec. 10, 2014