Shuai joined the Cassar Lab as a PhD student in 2018, after getting his bachelor’s and master’s degree in marine chemistry from Xiamen University, China. Shuai’s research expertise is in the biodegradation of dissolved organic matter in the South China Sea. But taking on new challenges in N2 fixation or net community production is also making him excited.

Most of Shuai’s spare time is spent playing and watching soccer. He also enjoys hiking, marathon running and SCUBA diving.