Meet Dr. Lisa Komoroske, a conservation ecologist using molecular tools to understand human impacts on wildlife!

Lisa is a postdoctoral fellow at NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California. Her research integrates conservation genomics, physiology and ecology to understand how wildlife are affected by the natural environment and human activities. As a curious kid always wanting to be outdoors and figure out how things work, Lisa caught the science bug after spending middle school summers at science camp and has been hooked ever since. Lisa’s work has included understanding pollution impacts and population genomics of sea turtles, and climate change impacts on coastal fishes. She is also passionate about improving science communication and literacy and works closely with educators to integrate inquiry-based learning into K-12 classrooms. Lisa completed her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of California, Davis, and will soon embark on a new adventure as an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in fall 2017!