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Rachel Powers


I am a laboratory technician in the Fish Health Section at the Western Fisheries Research Center in Seattle, WA. I have worked on a variety of projects using molecular biology-based methods to study parasites, bacteria, and viruses that infect wild and hatchery populations of salmon and trout in the Pacific Northwest.

Professional Experience

  • 2010-present: Biological Science Technician, USGS Western Fisheries Research Center, Seattle, WA

Education and Certifications

  • B.S. 2010. Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Honors and Awards

  • 2021- Department of the Interior, Unit Award for Excellence of Service awarded to the Quality Management System Work Group

  • 2012 – U.S. Geological Survey, Western States Diversity Award group award to Fish Health Section

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