Our lab group works in a variety of areas within the field of conservation genetics and genomics.
Conservation Genetics & Genomics
Discover how we use genetic techniques to inform various conservation efforts.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is any genetic data obtained from environmental samples - often in very low concentrations. This has opened a new door to understanding the natural world. Learn how our lab is using eDNA to contribute to species conservation.
SHERLOCK is a CRISPR based technology utilizing the Cas 13 enzyme for genetic species detection. Learn how we are using this to detect both endangered and invasive species. And yes, at times this technology does require the investigative skillset of the famous literary detective.
Captive breeding programs are crucial to ensure the existence of endangered species. See how our lab uses genetic techniques to monitor endangered fish.