Ellie Daniels is a MS student in the Wildlife and Conservation program. She is conducting research on blue mussel. She is using microsatellites to genetically analyze the byssal thread attachment strength, byssogenesis, and motility in heterozygous and homozygous individuals, and to explore possible causes for heterozygote deficiency. You can find out more about her project here.
Previously, she has studied the effects of river discontinuity on native fish species distribution in Minnesota with the Department of Natural Resources; while attending Beloit College her research focused on linking movement and abundance of larval eels to the lunar cycle in the Sargasso Sea.