Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick

Faculty Research Assistant
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Cristín Fitzpatrick is a Faculty Research Assistant in the State Fisheries Genomics Laboratory. She is interested in the use of molecular and genetic approaches as tools for exploring population, conservation, and evolutionary level questions about species. In particular she is interested in studying adaptation and speciation through genomic and computational approaches. In her role at the State Fisheries Genomics Laboratory, Cristín assists in research that addresses the science and management needs of the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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Cristín Fitzpatrick’s interest in conservation genetics first began in undergrad with her time spent at Duke University’s Marine Lab in North Carolina. There she became particularly interested in applications to marine and freshwater systems. Cristín went on to earn her B.S. in Conservation Biology and Environmental Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her M.S. in Marine Biology at Nova Southeastern University in Florida studying population and evolutionary genetics of the angelshark (Squatina squatina). Outside of the lab, she enjoys cooking, hiking, scuba diving, snowboarding, and soccer.