Heather Ikert

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Supervisor: P. Craig and B. Katzenback

Dissertation/Research Area:

Heather is studying the effects of multiple stressors on fish populations and stress levels by measuring environmental DNA (to identify organisms present) and RNA (to measure stress levels). This will extend from the use of microRNA as a sub-lethal biomarker within tissue, to a biomarker within the water column, as well as understanding the dynamics of DNA secretion and degradation in different environmental conditions.

Group(s): 
Graduate Students