Our Mission

Meet our Team

Matthew Huber: Chief Scientist

Our founder, Matthew Huber M.S., is trained as a Biological Oceanographer. He has spent his entire life in research and development in the sciences. During the 90s he worked in pharmaceuticals (Allergan and Purdue). During the 2000s he shifted his focus to marine science. He has been heavily involved in education, teaching at Hartnell, Cuyamaca, and Mira Costa Colleges.

Matt has been working specifically with algae cultivation since January of 2000. Studying phytoplankton photosynthesis at Moss Landing Marine Labs. Later he did research on Arthrospira platensis (spirulina) for Earthrise Nutritionals in the Imperial Valley of California. Mr. Huber was also involved in the efforts to bring algae-biofuels to market, working for General Atomics, Green Reactions and several smaller startups. He was involved with building algae farms in New Mexico, Texas, California, and Hawaii. In 2009 he received a grant from the State of California to build next-generation harvesting and growing equipment for algae biofuels.  To date, he has no tattoos of algae.

Danielle Martinez- Operations Manager

Danielle is our operations manager, her amazing work is the reason Algae Research Supply is running so smoothly. Danielle started working for Matt as a nanny about 8 1/2 years ago, and became operations manager 5 years ago. She is currently studying at Cal State San Marcos to be an elementary school teacher! 

Hunter Jenkins- Lab Technician

Hunter is the Lab Technician at Algae Research Supply, and comes from a diverse background working at a technician level in various fields of biological research, from stem-cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases to alternative foods for aquacultured shrimp larvae. He graduated in 2018 with a BS in Ecology; and spent a few years working for Cal-CAB under Steve Mayfield PhD at the California Center for Algae Biotechnology. There he isolated new strains of algae that have been used for various projects, such as bio-based plastics and nutraceuticals, and gained experience cultivating algae from bench-top to production scales.

Hunter has a passion for biological production systems, like photobioreactors, hydroponics, and fermentation; his long-term goal is to further the development of the artificial ecosystems humans will be using to live in off-earth environments, ie. Mars, large space stations, etc.