Anitra Ingalls








Current Lab Members

Laboratory Manager


Laura Truxal Carlson

Lab Manager









Research Scientist

Photo coming soon                                                           Laura Hmelo

PhD from WHOI with Ben VanMooy

Postdoc at UW with Matthew Parsek

Postdoctoral Researchers


Rachel Lundeen




PhD from ETH with Kristopher McNeill

Proteomics of marine microbes





Wei Qin




PhD from University of Washington, CEE with Dave Stahl

Ecophysiology of marine microbes





Jamie Collins 

PhD from MIT/WHOI Joint Program with Ben Van Mooy

Postdoctoral Fellow
eScience Institute and School of Oceanography  

Graduate Students


Katherine Heal

PhD Student

Project: B vitamins in the ocean.






Angie BoysenAngie Boysen

PhD Student

Project:  Metabolomics of marine microbes.



Research Assistant







Natalie Kellogg

Lab Assistant

Project: All things genomics and metabolomics






Undergraduate Students

Katie Hearther

Lab Assistant



Former Lab Members

Graduate Students


Katherine Wetzel

MS Student

Project: Long chain polyamines in fossil diatoms from the North Pacific








Erin Ellis

PhD Student

Project: Elucidating temporal variability in organic matter sources and cycling in large tropical rivers

Currently faculty at Evergreen State College and frequent visitor to our lab!




Kelsey McDuffee

MS Student

Currently at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers







Elizabeth Walsh

MS Student

Currently at San Jose State

Assistant Professor, Meteorology and Climate Science, Science Education





Postdoctoral Researchers


Maxime Bridoux

Postdoctoral Researcher

Project: The distribution and radiocarbon age of long chain polyamines in diatom frustules

Currently at Laboratoire d’EXpertise ANalytique (LEXAN) COMMISSARIAT à l'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE et aux ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES


Carme Huguet

Postdoctoral Researcher

Project: Linking lipid biomarkers of archaea to cell abundances and activity in the Hood Canal

Currently at Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona Institut de Ciencia i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA)



 Amelia Shevenell

Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: Using the TEX86 index to reconstruct Holocene surface temperature variability west of the Antarctic Peninsula    

Currently at University of South Florida

Assistant Professor, Geological Oceanography




Undergraduate Students




Alexandra Wied

Lab Assistant

Senior Thesis student

Project: non-thermal effects on the TEX86 paleo sea surface temperature proxy









Regina Lionheart

Lab Assistant

Senior Thesis student

Project: Metabolomics of Vitamin B12 limitation








Alex Nelson

Project: Photo-inhibition of ammonia oxidizing archaea

Currently at University of Hawaii

Oceanography Research Specialist








Willow Coyote 

Project: Particulate and dissolved B-vitamins in the North Pacific and Hood Canal

Currently a grad student at U Minnesota Twin Cities in Bioengineering






David French

Projects: Tetraether lipid distributions in the Columbia River basin and Willapa Bay; ammonia oxidation in Hood Canal

Worked at Natural Systems Design: Staff Scientist/GIS Technician

Now a graduate student in Fisheries at UW




Kevin Simans

Project: Long chain polyamines in diatom frustules


Currently a grad student at Boston College















Metabolomics method paper published!
Jan 13, 2018 4:50 PM
Boysen and Heal et al., published in Analytical Chemistry.
Best-matched internal standard normal...
Outstanding Researcher Award
Jul 25, 2017 2:00 PM
Ingalls receives the Outstanding Researcher Award from the College of the Environment!
Graduate Dean's Medalist
Mar 23, 2017 1:45 PM
Congratulations​ to Katherine Heal for being awarded the College of the Environment Graduate Dean'...
News about Katherine's paper
Jan 18, 2017 11:15 AM
Congratulations​ to Katherine Heal on the publication of her latest work in PNAS!
Jan 4, 2017 1:43 PM
Heal et al., Two distinct pools of B12 analogs reveal community interdependenci​es in the ocean. P...
News and Views in Nature Geosciences
Nov 15, 2016 10:05 PM
Read a commentary by Ingalls about the TEX86 paleo sea surface temperature index​jlzV
New Instrument Arrives
Dec 18, 2015 1:06 PM
Our new QExactive HF LC-MS is here and awaiting installation in early in 2016!
First SCOPE cruise in summer 2015 was a success
Sep 17, 2015 12:16 PM
Latest news from the Ingalls Lab
Feb 11, 2011 4:21 PM
Ingalls named SCOPE Investigator​​investigators.h​tml

in the Simon...
Send questions about this workspace to Ingalls Anitra.