Alyssa Benjamin

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GVL Technician

(530) 752-6351

University of California, Davis
Department of Animal Science
2403 Meyer Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Curriculum Vitae


BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UC Davis, 2015


Research Projects

Genetic Analysis of Relict Dace

Diagnostic SNPs to detect hybridization between Delta Smelt, Longfin Smelt, and Wakasagi

Range wide structure and diversity in Longfin Smelt

Genetic management of the Delta Smelt refuge population



Finger AJ, Fisch K, Mahardja B, Benjamin A, Lindberg J, Ghebremariam T, Hung T, May B. A managed conservation hatchery for Delta Smelt shows evidence of genetic adaptation to captivity after 9 generations. Submitted.

Mahardja B, Hobbs JA, Ikemiyagi N, Benjamin A, Finger AJ. Role of freshwater floodplain-tidal slough complex in the persistence of the endangered delta smelt. Submitted.

Benjamin A, Saglam IK, Mahardja B, Hobbs J, Hung T, Finger AJ (2018) Use of single nucleotide polymorphisms identifies backcrossing and species misidentifications among three San Francisco Estuary osmerids. Conservation Genetics.

Finger AJ, Schumer G, Benjamin A, Blankenship S (2017) Evaluation and Interpretation of Genetic Effective Population Size of Delta Smelt from 2011-2014. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science Journal 15(2):1-11.

Benjamin A, May BP, O’Brien J, Finger AJ (2016) Conservation Genetics of an Urban Desert Fish, the Arroyo Chub. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145(2):277-286.