About the authors: Norah Saarman attended ConGen as a student in 2017 and as an instructor in 2019 while a postdoc at Yale University. She is currently an assistant professor at Utah State University in the Biology Department and Ecology Center. Keep up with Norah’s research. Amanda Ackiss attended ConGen 2019 while […]
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Genomic Perspectives in Comparative Physiology of Mollusks: Integration across Disciplines
About the author: Dr. Omera Matoo (she/her/hers) is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE. Her research uses evolutionary genetics and ecophysiology to understand how organisms, from both terrestrial and aquatic habitats, maintain energetic fitness under stress. She earned her PhD in Biology from University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2013, where […]
What can we learn about marine mammals from a liter of water?
With a new set of tools focused on environmental DNA, or eDNA, we can learn a lot! eDNA approaches are built on the premise that organisms leave a trace of DNA in the water they inhabit, for example, through sloughed cells, urine, and feces. We can, therefore, extract organismal DNA from a water sample without […]