As a laboratory technician, I work closely
with the geneticists to complete the laboratory work
needed to develop genetic data for both fish and wildlife
projects. Our laboratory uses a variety of genetic tools
including microsatellite frequency analysis, SNP detection
and sequencing. We are a busy laboratory so some of
my interests include increasing laboratory efficiency
and developing high through-put techniques.
My research interests lie in using genetics as a tool
to address ecological, conservation and management questions.
Much of our research examines population structure as
a basis for pursuing management and conservation issues.
A secondary interest is using genetics for “real-time”
applications, such as providing genetic information
to breeding programs or assessing fishery impacts. Since
we work on a diversity of species and research questions,
the work is always interesting.