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                        Mahon Laboratory News

NEWS:  October 27, 2014.   Our latest paper entitled “Quantifying environmental DNA signals for aquatic invasive species across multiple detection platforms” is in press and online early in Environmental Science and Technology.  Congrats to Mahon lab students L. Nathan, M. Simmons, and B. Wegleitner, co-authors with Dr. Chris Jerde (U. Nev. Reno) and Mahon on the study.  Paper is open access and can be accessed here:

October 10, 2014.  Mahon and collaborator K. Halanych at Auburn University recently wrote an article and edited a virtual symposium in the journal Biological Bulletin on Biodiverisity and High Throughput Sequencing.  Contents of this upcoming issue can be found HERE

September 3, 2014.  Another paper led by MS graduate Lucas Nathan is out today in Management of Biological Invasions.  See publications page for link to the open access article. 

September 2, 2014.  Mahon lab MS graduate Lucas Nathan leads a publication released on August 28, 2014 in Conservation Biology.  LINK.  This manuscript generated national media attention because of the impact of the research. LINK to media.  Congrats Lucas!

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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!