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