Tim and Tim at the bench


GMGI Expands Fisheries Research Program with New Hire, Tim O’Donnell

Fisheries Research Scientist Tim Sullivan, PhD – who joined GMGI last May to lead our fisheries research program -- now has a partner with the hire of Tim O’Donnell as his new Fisheries Research Associate.

The new Tim (“Tim-O” as he has been affectionately – and necessarily – dubbed by staff) brings in- depth fishery and genomics experience to our research team, enhancing GMGI’s commitment to innovative science for the fisheries. Tim’s prior position was in the population genetics group of the Marine Resources Research Institute, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, where he used molecular techniques to study population structure of commercially and recreationally important fish species.

Tim graduated from Penn State University, with a Bachelor of Science in wildlife and fisheries science. He then went on to the College of Charleston where we received his Master of Science in marine biology. During the course of his M.S. study, Tim’s research focused on the population genetic structure of spotted seatrout off of the southeastern coast of the US.

Tim’s first assignment at GMGI is on a project evaluating temporal genomic patterns of spawning Atlantic cod in the western Gulf of Maine. It is being funded by Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, through the Massachusetts State Genomic Plan.

GMGI Research Associate Tim O'Donnell

Tim Sullivan, PhD (left) and Tim O'Donnell (right) in the lab at GMGI

GMGI Research Scientist Tim Sullivan

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