At Aquaculture 2013 with two of

my favorite undergraduate research students

Dr. Maureen Krause

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director
Department of Biology
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1140

Voice: 516-463-6178
FAX: 516-463-5112

Daphne Major & Minor & Me


The bay scallop, Argopecten irradians






Research opportunities currently available


Molecular evolution and biochemistry of marine bivalves, molecular ecology

Research in my lab is focused on exploring the connections among genetic variation and the physiology and biochemistry of marine organisms.  My research goals are to understand how genetic variation for key metabolic and immune defense genes leads to fitness variation, with implications for the management of bivalve fisheries and aquaculture.  I also collaborate on projects that use molecular markers to ask questions about the ecological and demographic processes that shape population substructure and species diversity. 




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