Alyssa Stasse

Genetic assessment of eastern oysters and their pathogens
Alyssa Stasse scuba diving

Biological Sciences: Marine Biology - MS
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Advisor: Dr. Bonnie Brown; advisor's website

Eastern oyster populations are dramatically declining due to various factors, such as lack of suitable substrates, global climate change, and disease. My dissertation work focuses on using genetic techniques, such as genome and transcriptome sequencing, to determine differences between populations of eastern oysters. In addition, my research uses these techniques to determine how these populations deal with pathogens on a transcription level.