Laboratory of Marine Genomics at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science


We use Functional Genomic approaches to enhance knowledge about genes, gene expression and genetic adaptation.

Marine genomics utilizes cutting edge technologies to define the differences within and among species.  We focus on the quantitative analyses of mRNA and protein expression and how the variation in these traits affect enzyme function, physiological performance and organism performance. Evolutionary analyses are used to define whether the variation in these traits is adaptively important.

New Publications

The genomic landscape of rapid repeated evolutionary adaptation to toxic pollution in wild fish

Noah M. Reid, Dina A. Proestou, Bryan W. Clark, Wesley C. Warren, John K. Colbourne, Joseph R. Shaw, Sibel I. Karchner, Mark E. Hahn, Diane Nacci, Marjorie F. Oleksiak, Douglas L. Crawford, Andrew Whitehead

Science, 09 Dec 2016 : 1305-1308

Marine genomics: insights and challenges

MF Oleksiak, Briefings in Functional Genomics 15 (5), 331-332

A Cost-Effective Approach to Sequence Hundreds of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes.

Nunez, J.C.B. & Oleksiak, M.F.,  PLoS One 11, e0160958, August 2016

Gene by Environmental Interactions Affecting Oxidative Phosphorylation Thermal Sensitivity

by TZ Baris, PU Blier, N Pichaud, DL Crawford, MF Oleksiak

American Journal of Physiology - Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, May 2016

Heritable oxidative phosphorylation differences in a pollutant resistant Fundulus heteroclitus population

by X Du, DL Crawford, DE Nacci, MF Oleksiak

Aquatic Toxicology. May 2016

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