Mackenzie Gavery

UW Representative
Institution / Organization: Northwest Fisheries Science Center - NOAA Fisheries

As a Research Biologist in the Environmental Physiology Program at NOAA Fisheries’ Northwest Fisheries Sciences Center, Dr. Gavery's work focuses on the application of genomics and epigenomics to boost sustainable aquaculture production and delve into marine species' adaptive plasticity potential. Her research portfolio is concentrated on augmenting environmental resilience in restoration and commercial shellfish aquaculture operations, accomplished through collaborative projects. In her postdoctoral tenure, she delved into how hatchery-rearing impacts steelhead's genetic and epigenetic variation. This followed her PhD achievement at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, wherein she explored the function of epigenetics in mediating Pacific oysters' environmental responses. Beyond her noteworthy research endeavors, Dr. Gavery is an ardent explorer of the Pacific Northwest, often accompanied by her family.


Environmental physiology and genomics of shellfish


University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


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