Research Areas and Sub-Specialties
Current research focuses on the use of modern molecular techniques to address a variety of questions in shellfish research. Examples of recent projects include the analysis of mitochondrial DNA markers to evaluate the efficacy of scallop restoration efforts, the application of PCR assays to characterize temporal and spatial patterns of crustacean larvae, and development of SNPs markers to facilitate selective breeding for disease resistance in oysters. DNA sequencing facility located at the Center for Marine Science provides state-of-the-art genetic analysis capabilities, and extensive computer resources for the analysis of molecular data.
Faculty researching this area include: