Hi everyone! I’m Andrian, Dian or Adi for short. Born and raised in the Philippines, and currently based in Hawaii. I’m a sea-going fellow with a background in chemistry and molecular biology which I use to advance our understanding of the marine environment. In my MS work, I applied -omics approaches to investigate the thermal resilience of corals and diversity of marine microbes in the Philippine archipelago. For my Ph.D., I will explore the ecology and evolution of marine viruses. I created this blog primarily as a platform to practice writing and to serve a repository of my ideas.