National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce



Current members (bold) and previous members (*) of the PMEL 'Omics Lab


Garber, A.I., C. R. Armbruster, S.E. Lee, V.S. Cooper, J.M. Bomberger, S.M. McAllister (2022): SprayNPray: User-friendly taxonomic profiling of genome and metagenome contigs. MBC Genom., 23 (1), 1-8, doi: 10.1101/2021.07.17.452725, View online.


Galaska, M.P., G. Liu, D. West, K. Erickson, A. M. Quattrini, A. Bracco, S. Herrera (2021): Seascape genomics reveals metapopulation connectivity network of Paramuricea biscaya in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Front. Mar. Sci., 8, 790929, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.790929, View online.

Galaska, M.P., D.S. Wethey, A. Arias, S.F. Dubois, K.M. Halanych, and S.A. Woodin (2021): The impact of aquaculture on the genetics and distribution of the onuphid annelid Diopatra biscayensis. Ecol. Evol., 11(11), 6184-6194, doi: 10.1002/ece3.7447, View online (open access).

Resh, C.A., M.P. Galaska, K.C. Benesh, J.P.A. Gardner, K.-J. Wei, R.-J. Yan, and A.R. Mahon (2021): Using genomics to link populations of an invasive species to its potential sources. Front. Ecol. Evol., 9, 575599, doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.575599, View online (open access).

Garber, A.I., G.A. Ramírez, S.M. McAllister, W. Orsi, and S. D’Hondt (2021): Cryptic metabolisms in anoxic subseafloor sediment. Environ. Microbiol. Rep., 13(5), 696-701, doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12983, View online (open access).


Stepien, C.A.*, D. Leaman, M.D. Niner. (2020): Chapter 4: Rhabdoviruses (with focus on Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus and other Novirhabdoviruses). In: Woo, P.T.K, J. Leong, & K. Buchmann. Climate Change and Infectious Fish Diseases. CABI, England, U.K.


Stepien, C.A.*, M.R. Snyder, A.E*. Elz. (2019): Invasion genetics of the silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix across North America: Differentiation of fronts, introgression, and eDNA metabarcode detection. PLOS One, 14(3), e0203012., doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203012View online (open access)

Marshall, N.T.*, C.A. Stepien*. (2019): Invasion genetics from eDNA and thousands of larvae: A targeted metabarcoding assay that distinguishes species and population variation of zebra and quagga mussels. Ecol. Evol., 9(6), 1-24, doi: 10.1002/ece3.498, View online (open access)

Canonico, G., Buttigieg, P.L…Stepien, C.A.*, … et al. (2019): Global Observational Needs and Resources for Marine Biodiversity. Front. Mar. Sci., 6(367), doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00367, View online.

Marshall, N.*, and C.A. Stepien* (2019): Dreissenidae. Chapter 42 in Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas, C. Lydeard and K.S. Cummings (eds.), Johns Hopkins University Press, View online.


Stepien, C.A.*, D.J. Eddins, M.R. Snyder*, and N.J. Marshall* (2018): Genetic change versus stasis over the time course of invasions: Trajectories of two concurrent, allopatric introductions of the Eurasian ruffe. Aquat. Invasions, 13(4), 537–552, doi: 10.3391/ai.2018.13.4.11, View online.

Stepien, C.A.*, M.R. Snyder*, and C.T. Knight (2018): Genetic divergence of nearby walleye spawning groups in central Lake Erie: Implications for management. N. Am. J. Fish. Manage., 38(4), 783–793, doi: 10.1002/nafm.10176, View online.

Tajbakhsk, F., C.A. Stepien*, A. Abdoli, N. Tabatabaei, and B.H. Kiabi (2018): Geometric morphometric and meristic analysis of the deepwater goby, Ponticola bathybius (Kessler, 1877) (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in the Iranian waters of the Caspian Sea. Iran. J. Ichthyol., 5(1), 64–73, View online.

Shepherd, B.S., A.R. Spear, A.M. Phillip, D.W. Leaman, C.A. Stepien*, O.J. Sepulveda-Villet, D.E. Palmquist, and M.M. Vijayan (2018): Effects of cortisol and lipopolysaccharide on expression of select growth-, stress- and immune-related genes in rainbow trout liver. Fish Shellfish Immunol., 74, 410-418, doi: 10.1016/j.fsi.2018.01.003, View online.


Klymus, K.E., N.T. Marshall*, and C.A. Stepien* (2017): Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding assays to detect invasive invertebrate species in the Great Lakes. PLoS One, 12(5), e0177643, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177643, View online.

Trebitz, A., J. Hoffman, J. Darling, E. Pilgrim, J. Kelly, E. Brown, W. Chadderton, S. Egan, E. Grey, S. Hashsham, K. Klymus, A. Mahon, J. Ram, M. Schjuiltz, C.A. Stepien*, and J. Schardt (2017): Early detection monitoring for aquatic non-indigenous species: Optimizing surveillance, incorporating advanced technologies, and identifying research needs. J. Environ. Manage., 202(1), 299–310, doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2017.07.045, View online (open access).

Ke, Q., W. Weaver, A. Pore, B. Gorgoglione, J. Halo Wildschutte, P. Xiao, B.S. Shepherd, A. Spear, K. Malathi, C.A. Stepien*, V.N. Vakharia, and D.W. Leaman (2017): Role of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus Matrix (M) protein in suppressing host transcription. J. Virol., 91(19), e00279-17, doi: 10.1128/JVI.00279-17, View online.

Snyder, M.R.*, and C.A. Stepien* (2017): Genetic patterns across an invasion's history: A test of change versus stasis for the Eurasian round goby in North America. Mol. Ecol., 26(4), 1075–1090, doi: 10.1111/mec.13997, View online.

Stepien, C.A*., S.I. Karsiotis, T.J. Sullivan, and K.E. Klymus (2017): Population genetic structure and comparative diversity of smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu: Congruent patterns from two genomes. J. Fish Biol., 90(5), 2125–2147, doi: 10.1111/jfb.13296, View online.