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Dr. David Portnoy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Life Sciences and the Ruth A. Campbell Professor of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.  He runs the Marine Genomics Laboratory. Dr. Portnoy's research interests include conservation genetics of exploited marine fishes, marine connectivity and patterns of zoogeography, systematics and evolution of elasmobranchs and bony fishes and patterns of sexual selection, conflict, and speciation.


Dr. Portnoy earned a B.S. degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary in 1998.  Afterward, he served as a Research Assistant at Harvard Medical School from 2000 to 2001 and a Research Technician for Boston University's Marine Program from 2001 to 2002.  Dr. Portnoy earned his Ph.D. in Marine Science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, in 2008.  


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