Faculty

Kim Fishback, PhD
Associate Department Head

Gail Tompkins, MS
Associate Professor

Mary Christie, MS
Assistant Professor

Maria Fadri, PhD, Instructor
Northern Wake Campus, Building H, NH269
919-532-5884  |  [email protected]

Dr. Fadri works with undergraduate students to understand urban biodiversity using proteomic and genomic molecular techniques like DNA barcoding and e-DNA (environmental DNA) analysis. Using these approaches, Dr. Fadri and her students identify and characterize the mammals, plants, and microbes of the Neuse River ecosystem. By conducting environmental genetics research in a rapidly urbanizing ecosystem, Dr. Fadri and her students hope to discover how genes, genomes, and species respond to environmental change.