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Olympia, WA 98501-1091

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C. Dean

Cheryl A. Dean

600 Capitol Way N.
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360.902.2613
FAX: 360.902.2943

deancad@dfw.wa.gov

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.