Lucy Mao

Research Technician

Lucy Mao is a Research Technician in the Microbiology Department. She received a B.S. in nursing and a B.S. in biological science from California State University, Fullerton in 2020 and 2015, respectively. Mao joined SCCWRP in 2014. In her current role, she assists microbiologists in executing studies and processes samples for further data analysis.



B.S., Nursing, California State University, Fullerton, 2020

B.S., Biological Science: Cellular and Developmental Biology, California State University, Fullerton, 2015

Areas of Expertise

Lucy Mao is a Research Technician at SCCWRP for the Microbiology department. She assists the Microbiology department by helping the microbiologists prepare for their studies in both the field for sampling and in the lab for processing. Before joining SCCWRP, Mao was an undergraduate researcher experimenting with environmental microbes for potential bioremediation in an Environmental Microbiology Research Laboratory at California State University, Fullerton.

Professional Experience

Research Technician, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2015-Present

Research Assistant, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Costa Mesa, CA. 2014-2015

Undergraduate Researcher, California State University, Fullerton. Fullerton, CA. 2013-2015

Honors and Awards

Magna Cum Laude, California State University, Fullerton (2015)

Biology Department Student Research Grant, California State University, Fullerton (2014)

Dean’s Honors List, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, California State University, Fullerton (2012-2015)

Professional Societies

The Golden Key International Honor Society (2012-2015)

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2009-2015)