Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Linnea Andersen for being awarded the 2020 North Carolina Coastal Conservation Association‘s David and Ann Speaks Scholarship! Linnea’s research on striped bass broodstock and spawning secured her award of $2,500.
“My graduate research is identifying the genomic/transcriptomic mechanisms underlying the heritability of traits–like growth and health–and to evaluate how these mechanisms and phenotypes vary between strains of striped bass bred from domesticated or wild stocks,” says Andersen. “The funds from this CCA scholarship will be used to support my field research activities at the Pamlico Aquaculture Field Laboratory in Aurora, NC and provide resources to communicate my research to groups ranging from scientists and academics to industry stakeholders and the public.”
Linnea is supervised by Dr. Ben Reading. Follow the Striped Bass Genome Community on facebook!