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NOAA Fisheries Personnel Default Profile

Meredith Everett, Ph.D.

Genetics and Evolution
Office: (206) 860-3404

Meredith Everett, Ph.D.



Meredith began working at NWFSC as an NRC post-doc in late 2012. Meredith holds a B.S. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami.  After completing her Ph.D. Meredith held a post-doc position in the Alaska Salmon Program at the University of Washington, before beginning at NWFSC as an NRC post-doc, focusing on genetic identification of deep-sea corals.  Meredith is currently a Biologist in the Molecular-genetics division, where she continues work on the biology of deep-sea corals and sponges with molecular tools in partnership with NOAA's Deep-sea Coral Research and Technology program.

Current Research

Meredith's work focuses on applying molecular tools to the study of deep-sea corals and sponges.  Through applications including DNA-barcoding, RAD sequencing and eDNA sequencing, she studies the biology, taxonomy, ecosytem role and connectivity of deep-sea coral and sponge communities, throughout the Pacific Ocean.