Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

W. Bane Schill

W. Bane Schill is a multidisciplinary scientist working at the USGS Eastern Ecological Science Center in Kearneysville, WV since 1979.

Current Position

The scientist formulates and conducts basic molecular biological research involving multiple disciplines relating to fishery and aquatic animal health and genetics.  The scientist designs and implements state of the art procedures of chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, bioinformatics, genetics, immunology, bacteriology, parasitology and virology.  Overall responsibilities are for all phases of the research cycle including 1) the design of studies relevant to the mission of USGS and supportive of DOI Bureau needs; 2) the garnering of funding from in-house sources and competitive grants; 3) the development and validation of techniques; 4) experimental data collection; and 5) the dissemination of the results via the preparation and submission of progress and evaluation reports, scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific meetings, or other appropriate means.


Education and Certifications

  • B.S. Chemistry 1971 Shepherd College  Shepherdstown, WV

  • B.S. Biology 1979 Shepherd College  Shepherdstown, WV

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • American Society for Microbiology

  • American Chemical Society

  • National Shellfisheries Association

  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

Honors and Awards

  • 2003, Journal of Aquatic Animal Health Best Paper Award 2003 

  • 1998, American Fisheries Society Most Significant Paper Award

  • 1996, U.S. Dept. of Interior On-the-Spot Award

  • 1983, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Special Achievement Award

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government