CGIL Seminar - "Applying genomics to improve conservation aquaculture"

Date and Time


Microsoft Teams

Dr. Andrea Schreier and Dr. Mandi Finger


Good Afternoon CGIL,

We are happy to have with us Dr. Andrea Schreier and Dr. Mandi Finger to present on Friday October 7th, 2022​. The seminar will begin at 1:30 PM EDT/EST on the virtual platform Microsoft Teams. The title of the presentation is: "Applying genomics to improve conservation aquaculture". Connection information for the meeting has been sent via a Calendar invitation, additionally the meeting can be found at the link below.

To join this seminar, please ensure you have downloaded the Microsoft Teams application to your computer, or join the meeting online by using the web browser version of Microsoft Teams. Please join the meeting with your microphone on mute and camera turned off. After the presentation, you can unmute the microphone, and optionally turn on the camera, if you wish to ask a question. Alternatively, should you wish to pose your question in the chat function, it will be monitored and asked to the presenter.

Speaker Biography: Dr. Andrea Schreier is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California Davis. She got her PhD in Ecology from UC Davis in the Genomic Variation Laboratory and was a postdoc then project scientist there before getting a faculty appointment and taking over the lab when her mentor, Bernie May, retired. Andrea uses genetic tools to answer ecological and evolutionary questions about fish and wildlife species, with a special interest in sturgeon. She has worked with resource management agencies to improve conservation aquaculture programs throughout her career.

Dr. Mandi Finger is an associate project scientist in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California Davis. She also earned her PhD in Ecology at UC Davis in the Genomic Variation Laboratory, followed by postdoctoral work with Bernie May. Dr. Finger is now a project scientist and lead geneticist for the genetic management of the delta smelt refugial population. More broadly she enjoys collaborating with agency biologists and other researchers using a range of molecular tools to understand and manage threatened and endangered species, including California native trout, desert fishes, and longfin smelt.

*Recordings of previous CGIL seminars are available at:
Ivan Campos and Colin Lynch

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