Barbara A Lubinski


Barb Lubinski obtained her M.S. degree in Biology (Genetics) at Virginia Tech in 1993. She is a Biologist at the USGS Leetown Science Center located in Kearneysville, WV. Since 1995, she has performed molecular genetics research tasks in support of conservation genetics and genomics of imperiled species, including Atlantic salmon, Atlantic sturgeon, and Brook Trout among many other organisms. Some of the recent and ongoing research projects Barb has been involved in include determining the continent-of-origin of Atlantic salmon off the west coast of Greenland, determining fish and aquatic invertebrate biodiversity using DNA metabarcoding of sediment and water samples from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, determining the genetic structure of wild Brook trout in North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland and the southern Appalachians to support conservation and management, and determining the stock composition of Atlantic sturgeon captured along the eastern coast of the U.S.


  • M.S., 1993, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Biology)
  • B.S., 1988, Bowling Green State University  (Biology)

Professional Experience:

  • 2000 to present: Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV
  • 1999 to 2000: General Biologist II, JCWS, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV
  • 1997 to 1999: General Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV
  • 1995 to 1997: Scientific Technician II, Asci, Leetown Science Center, Kearneysville, WV
  • 1993 to 1995: Laboratory Technician, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 1990 to 1995: Graduate Assistant, Biology Department, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA