NEW ON BOARD: Matthew Castaldi | - CCMAR -

NEW ON BOARD: Matthew Castaldi


1. Tell us a bit about the work you’ll be doing at CCMAR. 

I will be working in the BioSkel and MarBioTech labs in conjunction with Necton to develop a rotifer microalgae enrichment for zebrafish and gain a better understanding of larval nutritional requirements.  


2. What were you doing before you joined us? 

I received a BSc in nutrition and food science at the University of Vermont in 2013. After, I managed an oyster farm in Rhode Island until 2017 when I moved to Portugal to study aquaculture.  


3. What are your interests and hobbies when you’re not doing science? 

I enjoy travelling to new places, reading and being outdoors hiking, surfing, fishing and skiing. When I am not outdoors, I like to cook as I find it relaxing and I eat a lot.