Dr. Kristi Miller-Saunders

Dr. Kristi Miller-Saunders obtained her Ph.D. from Stanford University, and has been a Research Scientist in Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) for 23 years.  She is currently Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at DFO’s Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo and an Adjunct Professor in the department of forest and conservation sciences at University of British Columbia. Her laboratory has conducted genetics/genomics research on fish and shellfish for over 20 years, with applications in fisheries management, conservation, aquaculture and policy development.   Current research focuses on infectious disease and environmental stress in salmon and shellfish, population genomics and metabarcoding applications for environmental monitoring.

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