Kelsy Cain

Kelsy Cain

Research Scientist

I operate a BD Influx Cell Sorter and SeaFlow, a shipboard underway flow cytometer, to generate and analyze flow cytometry data of phytoplankton and bacterial communities in the field and lab.


BSc, Magna Cum Laude, Oceanography, University of Washington (2019)


  • Morris, R. M., K. R. Cain, K. L. Hvorecny, and J. M. Kollman. 2020. Lysogenic host–virus interactions in SAR11 marine bacteria. Nature Microbiology 5: 1011–1015. doi:10.1038/s41564-020-0725-x

  • Durham, B. P., A. K. Boysen, L. T. Carlson, R. D. Groussman, K. R. Heal, K. R. Cain, R. L. Morales, S. N. Coesel, R. M. Morris, A. E. Ingalls, and E. V. Armbrust. 2019. Sulfonate-based networks between eukaryotic phytoplankton and heterotrophic bacteria in the surface ocean. Nature Microbiology 4: 1706–1715. doi:10.1038/s41564-019-0507-5