Debbie Dietrich-Steel standing at a guard rail with a mountain in the background

Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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M.Sc. Marine Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand 1996-1999. Thesis title: Genetics of the sea snake star Astrobrachion constrictum (Ophiuroida, Asteroschematidae) in Fiordland, New Zealand
B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand 1996-1999,
Research/Career Interests: 
  • 2006-present – Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University
  • 2001-2006 – Molecular Ecology research and teaching technician, School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • 1999-2001 – Molecular Genetics research and teaching technician, Department of Biological Sciences, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Manages daily operation of the CCGL
Plans and conducts research
Assists graduate students with molecular research techniques
Curates a tissue and DNA collection under cryogenic preservation
Maintains a database of the cryogenic preservation archive
Affiliated with: 
Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory (CCGL)
Hatfield Marine Science Center
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