Before joining Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Harbor Branch as executive director, Anton Post, Ph.D., served as the executive director of the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island. Post earned a Ph.D. in microbiology, a Master of Science degree in aquatic microbial ecology and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Amsterdam. He began his research career as a graduate student nearly four decades ago in the Netherlands and went on to the Hebrew University for his postdoctoral work.
Over the course of a 20-year career of research and teaching, Dr. Post climbed the ranks to full professor before being promoted to academic leadership roles. He is well-published, with 120 peer-reviewed publications, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including being named Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earning the Gruss-Lipper Fellowship at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass. He has held several similar leadership positions at state universities, overseeing multimillion-dollar budgets comprised mainly of competitively awarded research grants. In recent years, he also served as a program director in the Division of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation.