Carla Crossman

M. Sc.

My research interests lie in understanding how we can use genetic analyses to help inform conservation decisions. In particular, I am interested in how we can harness the power of bioinformatics to increase the utility of genetics for addressing conservation questions. My PhD research is focused on using genomics to understand the impact of non-lethal threats on endangered marine mammal populations. Specifically, my work touches on epigenetic manifestations of stress in Southern Resident killer whales, and is primarily focused on investigating the extent and impact of inbreeding depression in North Atlantic right whales.