The Mahon Laboratory


Welcome to the Mahon Laboratory at Central Michigan University.  As a part of the Department of Biology and the Institute for Great Lakes Research at CMU, our focus is on using molecular genetic tools to explore organismal detection, biodiversity, and phylogeography in both aquatic and marine ecosystems.

Lab photo of the week-ish (6/14/18):

Taken in November, 2013 on our Antarctic cruise,  this spectacular little creature is Nymphon australe, the most common sea spider in the Antarctic region. Mahon lab EES Ph.D. student Erin Collins focused our most recent lab publication on this cute little guy:)  See below for link to the publication.


Potential Ph.D., M.S. or Undergraduate students interested in a research project:  See Student Opportunities PAGE!

Most recent publications from the lab:

Collins, E.E., Galaska, M.P., Halanych, K.M., Mahon, A.R. 2018. Population genomics of Nymphon australe Hodgson, 1902 (Pycnogonida, Nymphonidae) in the Western Antarctic. Biological Bulletin. Online early.

Resh, C.A.*, Galaska, M.P., Mahon, A.R. Genomic analyses of Northern snakehead (Channa argus) populations in North America. PeerJ 6:e4581; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4581

A number of manuscripts are in review for publication and more nearing submission for publication also. Updates soon! Check back here and on Twitter (@CMU_Antarctica) for news on all of these.

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