Alisha Goodbla, MSc.

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Position Title
Associate Specialist

  • Animal Science


MSc. University College Dublin, Ireland 2012

B.S. in Biology, Emphasis in Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2006



Meek MH, Stephens MR, Goodbla A, May BP, Baerwald MR. 2019. Identifying hidden biocomplexity and genomic diversity in Chinook salmon, an imperiled species with a history of anthropogenic influence. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. In press.

Fiske AJ, Van Eenennaam JP, Todgham AE, Young SP, Holem-Bell CE, Goodbla A, Schreier AD. 2019. A comparison of methods for determining ploidy in white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus). Aquaculture. 507, 435-442.

Kirsch JE, Feeney RF, Goodbla A, Hart C, Jackson ZJ, Schreier A, Smith R. 2018. The First Record of the Large-scale Loach Paramisgurnus dabryanus (Cobitidae) in the United States. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 9:1,  246-254.

Saglam, IK, Prince DJ, Meek MH, Ali OA, Miller MR, Peacock M, Neville H, Goodbla A, Mellison C, Somer W, May B, Finger AJ. 2017. Genomic Analysis Reveals Genetic Distinctiveness of the Pauite Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii seleniris. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 146:6, 1291-1302.

Meek MH, Baerwald MR, Stephens MR, Goodbla A, Miller MR, Tomalty KMH, May B. 2016. Sequencing improves our ability to study threatened migratory species: genetic population assignment in California’s Central Valley Chinook salmon. Ecology and Evolution. 6: 7706–7716.

Lew RM, Finger AJ, Baerwald MR, Goodbla A, May B, Meek MH. 2015. Using Next-Generation Sequencing to Assist a Conservation Hatchery: A Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism Panel for the Genetic Management of Endangered Delta Smelt. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 144:4, 767-779.

Baerwald MR, Meek MH, Stephens MR, Nagarajan RP, Goodbla A, Tomalty  KMH, Thorgaard GH, May B, Nichols KM. 2015. Migration-related phenotypic divergence is associated with epigenetic modifications in rainbow trout. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.13231.

Hayden S, Bekaert M, Goodbla A, Murphy WJ, Davalos LM , Teeling EC. 2014. A Cluster of Olfactory Receptor Genes linked to Frugivory in Bats. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31(4), 917-927.

Meredith RW,  Janecka JE, Gatesy J, Ryder OA, Fisher CA, Teeling EC, Goodbla A, Eizirik E, Simão TLL, Stadler T, Rabosky DL, Honeycutt RL, Flynn JJ, Ingram CM, Steiner C, Williams TL, Robinson TJ, Burk-Herrick A, Westerman M, Ayoub NA, Springer MS, Murphy WJ. 2011. Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Extant Mammal Diversification.  Science, 334, 521-524.

Winans GA, McHenry M, Baker J, Elz A, Goodbla A, Iwamoto E, Kuligowski D, Miller KM, Small MP, Spruell P, Van-Doornik D. 2008. Genetic inventory of anadromous Pacific salmonids of the Elwha River prior to dam removal. Northwest Science, 82, 128–141.