Dr. Yajuan Lin is a biological oceanographer studying carbon export in the sunlit surface oceans and how it is influenced by microbial communities. In particular, Dr. Lin is interested in carbon cycling in the polar oceans as well as within the tropical coral reefs, both are highly sensitive to climate change. Dr. Lin received her Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation from Duke University in 2013, and B.S. in Geology with a dual degree in Life Sciences from Peking University in 2007. Before joining DKU, Dr. Li did her postdoc at Duke and in IUEM in France. She has participated in multiple large scale international expeditions, including the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition and TARA Pacific.