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Dannielle began work in the Marine Genomics Lab at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in September of 2014.  Currently, Dannielle manages the lab and specializes in developing genomic libraries for marine teleosts and elasmobranchs.  This research contributes to our understanding of genetic distinction among populations as well as phylogeny.  


Dannielle received a B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of West Florida and then worked as a marine biologist contractor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf Ecology Division in Gulf Breeze, FL; there, she served on Ecotoxicology (2006-2007) and Proteomics (2007-2008) Tasks. Dannielle received a M.S. in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences from Louisiana State University in 2012.  She worked as a Research Associate at LSU, specializing in histological processing of fish tissues and examination of reproductive biology parameters for heterochronal, multiple-spawning marine fish, to provide fishery managers with up-to-date information on stock vital rates and population dynamics.

Current Projects

1. Condition and connectivity of the endangered Rio Grande shiner, Notropis jemezanus


Alex joined the MGL in 2017. His current research focuses on assessing the degradation of prey item DNA in the stomachs of lionfish (Pterois volitans) during digestion. He will do this experimentally by quantifying the ratio of prey to host DNA in extractions from gut contents in different stages of digestion.

Alex is an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. He is currently studying biology with an emphasis in pre-med. He is scheduled to graduate in the Spring of 2019.

Current Projects

1. Assessment of degradation of prey item DNA in the stomachs of lionfish, Pterois volitans


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