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Marisa Yang

Marisa is currently a research scientist at an alternative meat start-up, working to develop sustainable protein from fungi. She received her B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley. She is particularly passionate about leveraging molecular tools and approaches to tackle environmental problems. When she’s not in the lab, you’ll find her hiking, playing violin, or climbing!

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DNA barcoding

What’s that Organism? Using DNA Barcoding for Species Identification

By Marisa Yang | September 9, 2019

In both the lab and field, it is important to know what species we are working with. While morphological data has always been a tried and true method of identifying species, DNA barcoding allows us to identify species when we don’t have that option (e.g. if we don’t have enough of a specimen to identify…

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