The Mahon Laboratory


                        Mahon Laboratory News

NEWS:  September 3, 2015.  Congrats to Megan Simmons (Mahon lab MS 2015 graduate) for our latest environmental DNA publication entitled “Active and passive environmental DNA surveillance of aquatic invasive species”.  The paper is online now at the Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Science ( and available upon request HERE

August 3, 2015.  Congrats to Ben Wegleitner (Mahon lab MS 2015 graduate) for leading our newest lab and collaborative publication entitled, “Long duration, room temperature preservation of filtered eDNA samples” which is now published online at Conservation Genetics Resources.  LINK  and PDF at

NEWS: August 1, 2015.  Congrats to Avril Harder and A. Mahon for their hard work in helping prepare our new collaborative publication entitled “Regional differentiation and extensive hybridization between mitochondrial clades of the Southern Ocean giant sea spider Colossendeis megalonyx”.  This work was published in The Royal Society Open Science.  PDF

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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.

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