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Jared J. Homola, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit

Dr. Homola earned graduate degrees from Grand Valley State University and University of Maine and then served as a post-doctoral fellow at Michigan State University before becoming the Assistant Unit Leader of the Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit in 2021. As director of the Molecular Conservation Genetics Laboratory at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, his research program addresses Unit cooperator needs using a variety of genomic, bioinformatic, and statistical tools. While working primary on fishes of the Great Lakes basin and upper Midwest, Dr. Homola also has research experience on species ranging from bacteria and viruses to birds, reptiles, and amphibians. He is particularly interested in understanding ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental pressures, including land use change, climate change, disease, and harvest. Dr. Homola teaches graduate-level courses on conservation genetics and R programming for Natural Resource managers, while often providing guest lectures focused on conservation genetics topics to undergraduate classes and campus organizations.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Unit Leader, Wisconsin Cooperative Fishery Research Unit, 2021-

Education and Certifications

  • PhD, University of Maine, 2013

  • MS, Grand Valley State University, 2011

  • BS, Michigan State University, 2006