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

Senior Faculty Research Assistant
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Biography
Credentials: 
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 1993-1995,
Research/Career Interests: 
  • 2014 - present - Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Marine Mammal Institute, Oregon State University
  • 2006-2014 – Faculty Research Assistant, 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.
     
Responsibilities: 
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
At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Cetacean Conservation and Genomics Laboratory (CCGL)
Headquarters: 
Hatfield Marine Science Center
My Publications

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