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Serguei Drovestski, Ph.D.

Serguei Drovetski is a Biologist at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center, in Beltsville, MD since 2019, where he is the member of the Molecular Toxicology Laboratory. Serguei's research is focused on avian microbiome and the effects of environmental stressors on wildlife and its microbiome at the molecular and biochemical levels.


  • PhD in Zoology from University of Washington, Seattle, WA (2001)
  • BS [Forestry Engineer] Moscow State University of the Forest, Mytischi, Russia (1988).

Research Interests:

My current research focuses on the identification and application of novel “omics” approaches for understanding toxicological responses in wildlife and especially in its microbiome. Prior to joining USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, I conducted research in many diverse fields of avian biology: evolutionary and behavioral ecology, functional and comparative morphology, molecular phylogenetics, phylo- and biogeography, host-symbiont co-evolution, and, recently, microbiome. I enjoy research that ties together these diverse fields, and combines analytical, laboratory, and fieldwork.

For complete listing of pre-USGS publications click here.

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