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Great Lakes Genetics Lab
Carol Stepien PhD.
Director, Lake Erie Center
The Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics Laboratory (GLGL) of the Lake Erie Center, formulated and directed by Dr. Stepien, focuses on working with federal and state agencies, along with national and international researchers, to develop and apply genetic/genomic DNA markers for:
Evaluating the population and biogeographic structure and adaptedness of native fishes in the Great Lakes
Understanding the vector pathways, population dynamics, evolutionary adaptations, and genetic time course of nonindigenous species invasions in the Great Lakes
Interpreting gene flow patterns of river and lake fishes as influenced by dams, habitat changes, climate fluctuations, fishery exploitation and other anthropogenic factors.
- Early detection of invasive species using environmental DNA sampling.
Read more about the GLGL and its researchers via the menu on the right.
2014 GLGL members. From left: Carson Prichard, Amanda Haponski, Nate Marshall, Lola Massenberg, Devon Eddins, Carol Stepien, Shane Yerga-Woolwine, Megan Niner, Matthew Snyder, and Katy Klymus.
2013 GLGL members. From left: Matthew Snyder, Carol Stepien, Carson Prichard, Amanda Haponski, Lindsey Pierce, and Shane Yerga-Woolwine.
2012 GLGL members. From left: Tim Sullivan, Vrushalee Palsule, Amanda Haponski, Carson Prichard, Carol Stepien, Susanne Karsiotis, Shane Yerga-Woolwine, Julie Scardina, and Lindsey Pierce
2011 GLGL members. From left: Vrushalee Palsule, Shotaro Hirase, Hillary Dean, Douglas Murphy, Amanda Haponski, Carol Stepien, Tim Sullivan, Lindsey Pierce and Susanne Karsiotis
2010 GLGL members. From left: Tim Sullivan, Lindsey Pierce, Douglas Murphy, Carol Stepien, Amanda Haponski, Ghokan Kalayci, Jhonatan Sepulveda-Villet
2009 GLGL Members from front left: Jhonathan Sepulveda-Villet, Lindsey Pierce, Amanda Haponski, Carol Stepien. Members back left: Matt Neilson, Fabio Lobato, Doug Murphy, Joshua Brown.
2008 GLGL Members. From left: Doug Murphy, Matt Neilson, Emily Sopkovich, Rachel Lohner, Amanda Haponski, Joshua Brown, Carol Stepien, Jhonatan Sepulveda Villet.