Cheryl Morrison
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Cheryl L Morrison


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Dr. Morrison is a research geneticist at the US Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, National Fish Health Research Laboratory in Leetown, WV. Her research involves conservation genetics, genomics and the application of molecular tools to species at risk. The incumbent is a principal investigator for multiple studies that aim to: describe biodiversity; assess taxonomic status; define units of conservation management; and determine dispersal pathways of marine invertebrates, invasive species and marine viruses.

Biodiversity Conservation Biology Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Studies Genetics Genomics Marine Biology Natural Resource Management Zoology

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Research Geneticist

US Geological Survey
March 2011
Leetown Science Center
Dr. Morrison serves as a Research Geneticist in the Fish Health Branch at the Leetown Science Center. Her research involves conservation genetics and the application of molecular tools to species at risk. Dr. Morrison is a principal investigator for multiple studies that aim to describe biodiversity, assess taxonomic status, define units of conservation, and determine pathways of both invasive species and marine viruses. During her tenure at USGS, A focus of Dr. Morrison's research has been the description of biodiversity and connectivity in vulnerable offshore ecosystems on the U.S. continental slope.

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