Application of Environmental DNA (eDNA) Metabarcoding in Aquaculture Science – Dr. Yuan Liu, NOAA NEFSC Lab, Milford, CT
Dr. Liu received her PhD in Marine Science from Stony Brook University in 2012. Since 2015, she has been working as a Biologist at the NOAA NEFSC lab in Milford, CT. Dr. Liu uses DNA-based molecular techniques to examine community structure, biodiversity, and the interactions between aquatic organisms and their living environment. Using high throughput sequencing on partial mitochondrial rDNA amplicons from aquatic environmental DNA (eDNA) samples, Yuan is currently investigating finfish communities associated with different oyster farming techniques. This work will provide scientific evidence to evaluate the ecosystem service provided by aquaculture gear.