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6200 Bayshore Rd.
Oregon, OH 43616
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.
Ph.D. Student Research Assistantship Opportunity
in Fish Genetics and Ecology
Dept. Environmental Sciences and Lake Erie Center, University of Toledo
Closing Date: Feb. 1, 2015 for priority consideration, late applications accepted
Web Address: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/research/glgl/index.html
PhD research assistantship for new project on Yellow Perch population genomics/genetics, Next-generation Sequencing, environmental DNA, kin selection, and chemical cues that may regulate homing. Ph.D. in Biology-Ecology Track through The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/grad/index.htm. State of the art project in Dr. Carol Stepien’s Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics Lab http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/research/glgl/index.html, which is nationally and internationally well-known, well-published, and well-funded, with excellent placement of graduate students as federal agency researchers, postdocs, and university professors. Project work will be at the University of Toledo’s Lake Erie Center (http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/lec/). Apply now to begin the Fall 2015 semester. Ok to start in summer 2015 too. RAship: $23,000 annual stipend, tuition, general fees, and student medical insurance paid.
Excellent, hard-working Ph.D. graduate student to begin fall or summer 2015 (get your application in now) for dissertation research on yellow perch population genetics and genomics, next-generation DNAsequencing, environmental DNA, and kin selection and chemical cues that may regulate homing. Accomplished in writing, PCR, statistics, and field and laboratory skills. Preference to MS degree in hand and publication(s) in molecular ecology, fisheries, population genetics, or a related field. Required: GPA 3.0+, GRE (verbal+quantitative) of 1100 (303 on the new GRE grading scale) and 4.5 analytical writing, respectively. Foreign students: minimum TOEFL of 250 (computer-based, or 600 paper-based) and 450 (150 on the new GRE grading scale) on the verbal GRE are required.
How to Apply
Send CV, cover letter, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL if foreign applicant to Dr. Carol Stepien firstname.lastname@example.org. Must meet minimum scores above. Apply to PhD in Biology-Ecology track in Dept. Environmental Sciences: http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/grad/degreereq/phd_bio.html
The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator and is committed to increasing the diversity of our campus.
Dr. Carol Stepien
University of Toledo
Lake Erie Center and Dept. Environmental Sciences
6200 Bayshore Rd.
Toledo OH 43616
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.