Daniel Muratore graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA in Biological Sciences in 2016. After working in the Coleman lab at the University of Chicago, Daniel first joined the Weitz group in 2017 before beginning as a QBioS PhD student in fall 2017. Daniel’s research focuses on the interactions between fluctuating environmental conditions and the pressure of viral infection on microbial adaptations and nutrient cycles in the open ocean. To assess the ecological importance of these linked bottom-up and top-down pressures, Daniel draws from a broad swath of quantitative methods spanning theoretical ecology, bioinformatics, machine learning, and biogeochemical modeling. Daniel also leads the Weitz group in pilates and yoga classes lovingly deemed ‘labilates’.