The mission of MSCG Center is to facilitate research by providing training in molecular techniques to Yale undergraduate & graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and the like. Support is meant for those who wish to investigate and address environmental, biodiversity, epidemiological, and conservation questions using DNA analysis, but lack the equipment to do so. Our laboratory strives to keep pace with continuous advances in molecular genetics and is equipped with instrumentation used for genetic analysis of nucleic acids. Students are trained in applied sciences and the theory used to interpret data. There are opportunities for learning in a variety of settings, including short and long term rotations, seminars, and one-on-one training sessions with experienced scientists. The Center was established in the fall of 1998 and is located on the first floor of the Environmental Science Center, 21 Sachem Street, New Haven, Connecticut. The Director Dr. Adalgisa Caccone, is a Senior Research Scientist and Lecturer for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Since it’s inception our laboratory has trained more than 200 scientists. These include Yale undergraduate and Graduate students, post-doc’s and Faculty spanning many departments including EPH, EEB, MBB, MCDB, Anthropology and Forestry. Our trainees have gone on to receive external funding support from federal and non-federal sources including: NSF, NIH, WHO (World Health Organization), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Sea Grants, the Nature Conservancy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, CT DEP, Office of Long Island Sound Program, Marsh Ecology Research Program/NJ Sea Grant, Bay and Paul Foundation, National Geographic Society, Zoological Society, Systematic Society, Sigma Xi, PADI Foundation and Marathon Oil, to name a few.

To collaborate on a project or inquire about research opportunities please contact the Director, Dr. Adalgisa Caccone.


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